Types of Therapy

CHOICE OF THERAPY FORM

 

We discuss the possible and recommended treatments with each of our patients and then make the decision together. The conditions regarding medical treatment in the patient’s home country must also be taken into account. There are also subsequent forms of Lyme disease treatment:

 

1. Treatment and therapy in the BCA-clinic

 

The patient receives all necessary medication from the BCA-clinic and the private practice. We also carry out all check-ups.

Type of check-ups:

Blood tests (blood count, liver values, electrolytes, kidney values), ECG and, if necessary, ultrasound of the abdominal organs. These are required in order to detect potential complications and side-effects of antibiotic therapy at an early stage.

 

Duration of treatment:

At least three weeks (a maximum of eight weeks).

 

Continuation of treatment:

After the stay, patients continue therapy at home according to their individual therapy plan. Regular check-ups are also necessary.

 

2. Therapy with the doctor at home

 

We create a suitable therapy plan for the patient, who carries out the treatment at home under their doctor’s supervision. The doctor prescribes the recommended medication, carries out regular general check-ups (see above) and oversees the patient’s progress. The doctor therefore assumes full responsibility for the course of the therapy. BCA-clinic is happy to assist in this process.

 

We recommend that specific laboratory tests (EliSpots, CD57 NK cells) continue to be performed in the BCA-clinic, due to better comparability, as laboratories generally use very different reference ranges and methods.

 

3. Lyme disease treatment alternative (naturopathic therapy)

 

For patients who either don’t want antibiotic therapy or can’t tolerate it, we offer a naturopathic treatment. This is also an alternative for patients who don’t receive any support from a doctor at home. The naturopathic therapy can be carried out (or started) in the form of compact treatment with a special programme.

 

Following this, specific laboratory tests (EliSpots, CD57 NK cells) are necessary every four to six months.

 

4. Starting antibiotic therapy in the BCA-clinic and then continuing at home with doctor

 

The patient starts the antibiotic therapy in the BCA-clinic and continues it at home with their doctor. As above, the doctor prescribes the recommended medication, carries out regular general check-ups (see above) and oversees the patient’s progress. The doctor therefore assumes full responsibility for the course of the therapy. BCA-clinic is happy to assist in this process.

 

Alternatively, we can also issue prescriptions for antibiotic treatment under the condition that the results of the examinations (see above) are sent to us regularly.

 

The specific laboratory tests (EliSpots, CD 57 cells) should continue to be carried out in the BCA-clinic due to better comparability.

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