Below are the "disrupters" that are prevalent in our modern world, keeping us from performing at our best. While we take specific approaches to rid the body of these toxins, your body has an innate ability to heal itself. At The Lee Clinic, we test your hormones and vitamins as well, to make sure your immune system is functioning at its best.
Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975, after several children developed juvenile arthritis in the small town of Lyme, Connecticut.
Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacterial infection is transmitted by a tick. The most common infected animals are deer, field mice, raccoons, opossums, skunks, weasels, foxes and squirrels. This disease is hard to diagnose. Many people do not remember being bitten by a tick and the rash "erythema migrans" only occurs in about 50% of cases. Some tests may not be positive for six weeks, and patients treated early with antibiotics may never test positive. Lyme disease untreated can lead to arthritis, neurological symptoms, headaches, fatigue and heart problems and the number of reported cases in northern Virginia is increasing.
At The Lee Clinic, we offer specific antibody testing and use laboratories which can test specifically for borrelia, as well as the co-infections that might be carried along with it. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in treating patients with acute Lyme disease as well as chronic lyme disease.
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Throughout our lives, we can be exposed to heavy metals that can accumulate within our bodies and slowly wreak havoc on your nervous system, immune system and hormones. For example, exposure to mercury is common in patients with a history of dental fillings as well as those who are tuna lovers. We also test for lead, arsenic, cadmium and nickel as cigarette smoke exposure, batteries, older buildings and general industrial pollution are also common culprits.
These are xeno-estrogens (estrogen like compounds) found in plastics, skin creams, fertilizers, fungicides, and petrochemicals. These are known to increase the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers in women and prostate cancer in men. It is also implicated in the blood dyscrasias in children and adults. At The Lee Clinic, we can test for these and initiate a protocol to help your body detoxify and regain homeostasis.