Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Brain, Alzheimer's and Infection

Competent and respected researchers are discovering oral spirochetes and Lyme disease spirochetes(germs) in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Several studies have shown these pathogens in 100% of the Autopsied Alzheimer's brains and in zero % of the healthy controls. http://www.miklossy.ch/58601.html  and  http://alzheimerborreliosis.net/research/  The patient whose brain images are below, was sent for a Spect Scan of the brain before being treated for Lyme disease. This scan measures the blood flow to the brain and the radiologist compares the blood flow in patients to the blood flow patterns in specific disease conditions. In this specific case the radiologist reported that the first scan below was consistent with the images of blood flow in Alzheimer's disease. The patient whose scans are below became very ill in 1989 and was diagnosed with the obscure label of "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" which doesn't label or describe a real disease but only the symptoms of an unidentified disease. Years later the patient below discovered, through blood testing, that he had Lyme disease and as a consequence of being misdiagnosed was left untreated for the cause of his problems for 8 years. This caused the disease to progress and affect many body systems and organs, including the brain.

In the images below the yellow indicates blood flow in different areas of the brain. In the seventh image(from left to right) one can see a dramatic lack of blood flow to the frontal lobe. The other images also show scattered profusion (hypoperfusion) of blood to the brain. This particular first set of images with the low blood flow was pointed out by the radiologist as being consistent with blood perfusion to the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The patient was then treated for Lyme disease for a year, alternating with different antibiotics to try and match the proper antibiotic with the proper strains and forms of borrelia. This long term treatment was very successful. The patient reported that before the antibiotics, his ability to think and function was extremely hampered and after a year of treatment he was able to think and function much better.

A year later, because the patient was greatly improved (altho not perfect) from a year of antibiotics, a second scan was done to document whether treatment had helped and whether the patient's condition correlated with the scan. Sure enough, the second scan below shows that the patient's brain was greatly improved and almost normal.

Due to this improvement the patient was taken off of antibiotics, was fine for a while, and then began to gradually relapse or decline so another Spect scan was done a year or so later to validate the prescribing of more antibiotics. The last scan on this page shows that the patient's brain had declined almost to the severity of the first scan which was done before any antibiotic treatment. This test correlated with the patient's symptoms. The patient was put back on antibiotics and began to improve again. This patient now has his life back but from time to time goes back on short term antibiotics when symptoms flare.... to keep the disease under control...as the Lyme pathogen ( borrelia burgdorferi) is apparently never totally eliminated from the body

The last scan above again shows lack of blood flow to the brain(patchy perfusion) but not quite as severe as before the patient had ever been treated with antibiotics. Of course when on long term antibiotics it is very important to take adequate probiotics to keep the gut microbes in balance.

Unfortunately, as I have mentioned in previous posts, the medical industry that survives and thrives on profits is not really looking out for our best interests. The drug companies do not want to find the root causes of disease and then treat them because that would drastically cut into their profits. A population of chronically ill people is much more lucrative. Don't cure the people just create as many symptoms as you can so they have to take many different drugs to feel somewhat comfortable...even though the disease is progressing beneath the surface unidentified. I feel that this is what is happening with Alzheimer's and many other of our modern diseases. There is a disease label for every set of symptoms in the book. Anyone can make up labels for symptoms but we want to know the CAUSE! Why are people getting Alzheimer's at a younger and younger age? Common sense then says its NOT just due to old age! If the patient above did not first have a diagnosis of Lyme disease before having the Spect Scan....he most likely would have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 44. We have to be our own advocates.


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