Medical Minute with Dr. Ken Hoffman: Lyme Disease
Hi, my name is Dr. Ken Hoffman, and I am the medical director for SOPHIA Natural Health Center and also host for the radio talk show called The Natural Medicine Connection. It’s on WLAD 94.1, every Saturday morning. I am going to give you tips and hints on Lyme Disease. We’re getting into that springtime where little creepy crawlies are out, but it’s important to get outside. So, don’t fear going outside, just take some steps for prevention, which is what we usually recommend.
- Number One: Make sure you put something on that’s light in color. In the event that you do get a tick on you, you can see it and you can remove it.
- Number Two: When you come inside, you want to put your clothing in the dryer first before you wash your clothing. Because ticks get desiccated (dried out) and they die. So, even if you don’t see them on your clothing, you can still put them in the dryer, so they don’t end up in your clothing basket or in your house.
- Number Three: If you have any symptoms of Lyme Disease or you suspect Lyme Disease, it’s very important to get evaluated and treated by somebody who’s a specialist in dealing with Lyme Disease. There are a lot of special tests out there. Such as the Imaging test, which is what we use in our office. This test looks at the different immune responses that you may have to Lyme Disease in a chronic condition. It also looks at acute conditions, if you have it, and a battery of co-infections that can occur from Lyme Disease.
Your Next Steps
I’ve treated a lot of Lyme Disease in my practice, and we understand what to do. We can help you treat it naturally or in a combination with medications if needed. But, at the end of the day, remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can prevent Lyme disease by protecting yourself and doing the right things to make sure that they don’t travel with you into your house.
If you’re looking for a natural treatment plan for your Lyme Disease or you suspect that you may have symptoms of Lyme Disease, give us a call at SOPHIA. You can schedule an initial consultation with us by calling our office at (203) 740-9300
About SOPHIA Natural Health Center: SOPHIA Natural Health Center is the largest natural health and wellness clinic in Connecticut, combining the traditional healing arts of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine with modern science – getting our patients results when nothing else has worked.
Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, L.Ac., Medical Director, has serviced thousands of patients since opening his practice in 2004. He also hosts “The Natural Medicine Connection”, Fairfield County’s only health talk radio show, on WLAD Danbury (800WLAD on the AM dial), every Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m.