Typically, a minor infection such as the common cold or influenza (the flu) usually resolves itself in a timely manner and does not require medical intervention. However, chronic pathogens commonly evolve into long-term health problems. Chronic, infectious diseases such as parasites are usually considered as something only people traveling outside of the country can contract, not those who live in the United States.
The term ‘parasite’ can refer to any general microbe that leeches off from the host body, giving nothing in return. In this case, a parasite can include viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, or even worms. For those who experience long-term symptoms and are curious if their body hosts a parasite, you can complete blood and stool tests to reveal if unwanted guests have been depleting your vitality and contributing to your symptoms.
For example, Helicobacter pylori is known for causing ulcers, growing molds such as Candida and Aspergillus that can cause fatigue, brain fog and sugar cravings; Babesia or Epstein-Barr virus can contribute to debilitating fatigue; and parasites can mimic terrible diseases such as Crohn’s and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Infectious Diseases Symptoms
Do you think you suffer from a chronic infection? Signs that may indicate you should be tested for chronic, infectious diseases include the following:
- Chronic fatigue
- Brain fog
- Swollen lymph glands
- Gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
- Excessive appetite
- Burning or itching anus
- Dry, scaly, itchy skin
- Difficulty gaining or losing weight
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Chronic allergies
- Undiagnosed neurological symptoms
- Undiagnosed cardiac symptoms
Treat Infectious Diseases at The LaCava Center for Integrative Medicine
After Dr. LaCava found that many patients’ infectious diseases and symptoms were not fully addressed by traditional medicine, he went on to try many alternative and integrative methods to help his patients reach a full recovery. As a result, at The LaCava Center for Integrative Medicine, we want to find the root issue of your infectious disease and restore your body’s health.
After listening carefully and assessing your needs, we will recommend appropriate testing to determine if your body is affected by mold sickness. We may also recommend testing your environment. Once we have your test results, we will discuss a treatment protocol designed for your particular condition and severity. Treatment protocols can include dietary changes, nutritional supplements, antifungal medications, and other recommendations for your environment.
We invite you to contact us today at (847) 695-6262 or via our online form to meet with one of our knowledgeable medical professionals, learn more about infectious diseases, and review your symptoms. We look forward to helping you become the healthiest version of yourself!