This presentation will discuss at length Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections and its relation to women’s health conditions. It will discuss its unique implications on women’s health hormones, pelvic and urinary issues, adrenal function, fatigue, sleep, joint pain, anxiety, and depression. It will also cover the unique experience by women in accessing care based on provider’s even greater bias towards women on complaints of pain, symptoms “being in their head”, and their physical appearance. The presentation will also cover persistent, chronic Lyme disease that is experienced by women more frequently and dysregulation in immune function. Case studies will be provided and reviewed. Appropriate testing for assessment and evaluation purposes will be reviewed and use of an integrative approach via herbal and nutritional supplementation to support a patient presenting with Lyme disease and women’s health concerns.
- Identify Lyme disease-specific implications on women’s health issues.
- Develop an application of herbal and nutritional supplementation through clinical case review.
- Review lab tests including indicators for pain, hormones, infections and Lyme disease and their intersection.