Ticks can carry and transmit more than just Borrelia, the primary pathogen responsible for a Lyme Disease infection. You can get infected with multiple species of bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi with a single tick bite. Alternatively, you may have contracted them earlier and carried them unaware, only to have them take advantage of your weakened immune system during a Lyme infection. These coexisting foreign invaders are called co-infections.
The most common co-infections in the United States are borreliosis, babesiosis, Bartonella, anaplasmosis, tick-borne relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis, powassan virus, and tularemia. You may also test positive for mycoplasma, chlamydia, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes viruses, herpes simplex viruses, herpes zoster virus, and many others.
Many patients suffer chronic infections because their toxin-induced immune system isn’t strong enough to destroy Biofilm. When Dr. Sponaugle uses integrative medicine protocols to restore immune function in Chronic Lyme Disease patients, their immune system properly attacks and destroys Biofilm formations in the bloodstream.
Patients will then test positive for multiple undiagnosed Bacterial, Parasitic and Viral infections that were previously hidden in Biofilm.
Infectious organisms are then released into the free floating-bloodstream. Most commonly diagnosed, in addition to Borrelia Burgdorferi (typically the cause of Lyme Disease), are the following:
- Borrelia Miyamotoi (CA patients)
- Chlamydia Pneumoniae
- Chaga’s Disease (which has moved North in the U.S., and is under-diagnosed in many immunosuppressed Americans)
- Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
- Protomyxzoa Rheumatica
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- West Nile Virus
How Do Your Treat Co-Infections?
As Lyme Disease symptoms, co-infections, and mycotoxins overlap, there is much difficulty in identifying the root cause of particular symptoms without targeted laboratory testing to determine what infection or multiple infections are present.
Unfortunately, it’s not yet standard protocol in the mainstream medical community to test for co-infections unless there’s a positive Lyme disease test. But it’s absolutely possible to have one or more of these co-infections without having Lyme disease.
That is exactly why Sponaugle Wellness partners with cutting-edge laboratories worldwide that make tick-borne illness their business. These laboratories provide the answers you need through research and development initiatives that produce precision tests for Borrelia and its coinfections.
By analyzing your test results, we can determine the root cause of your condition and create a customized treatment plan with proven therapies that’ll restore your vigor and get you back to feeling like your best self again.