Chronic Infections

The number of Chronic Infections has been rocketing for decades, almost unnoticed by the medical authorities.
Chronic infections are the cause or co-factor of many chronic diseases:
-diseases with an obvious inflammatory component such as Rheumatic diseases, Crohn’s disease or Lyme disease
-diseases of ‘unknown’ origin, e.g. MS or Lupus or Cancer.
-diseases, which we wouldn’t think of an infection at first – e.g. Coronary Heart Disease.

The main reasons why this huge health problem is widely neglected are :
-we cannot diagnose them properly, because they camouflage
-we cannot treat them properly, because they are not receptive to our standard anti-infectious drugs
-they produce a lot of illness, which feeds the pharmaceutical industry

Let’s leave the pharmaceutical industry aside – we won’t change their attitude.
But we can learn how to diagnose chronic infections and how to treat them!
Both is possible and feasible.

If we want to diagnose a chronic infection, we should know that:
-chronic infections do not produce the typical signs of an acute infection like fever, because they hide from our immune system
-therefore they will also quite often not produce the typical signs of an inflammation in the laboratory like a rise in the white blood cells or IgM
-there are indirect signs for a chronic infection, e.g. the ‘C reactive protein’-but these signs are too unspecific

You will not be surprised to hear that ART is a very reliable method to identify and locate chronic infections and to determine what treatment would be the most effective.

For the effective treatment of chronic disease in general and chronic infections in particular we have to come to a deeper understanding of the pathways of disease first:
Any infection reflects an imbalance between the strength of the invader and our defence.
Different to acute infections, which are often caused by quite aggressive germs, the germs, which cause chronic infections, are usually not particularly virulent.
Therefore every chronic infection indicates a chronic weakness of the host.
Consequently it is of no avail to treat the infection without treating the weakness.
However, there are quite a few drugs, which are effective in the treatment of chronic infections, which usually do not respond well to antibiotics or commercial anti-fungal or anti-viral remedies.

The key to success in the treatment of chronic diseases is:
-a precise diagnosis of the germs AND the underlying issues
-the knowledge and skills to treat the underlying issues
-a selection of effective remedies
-a treatment plan
-and patience!