Current research points to the fact that every human living on planet earth at this moment has infections of some type or another. There are many types of infections. The worst types of infectious organisms can kill us in just a couple days.
If you had one of these you would not be reading this right now, you would be heading to the ER.
Other types of infections are common, such as bacterial and viral infections that wander through the population yearly or seasonally. For most healthy individuals these are a nuisance.
If you have a healthy immune system you may cough or sneeze for a week and then it is done. Research shows us that occasional battles with harmless colds or viruses even help to strengthen and tune our immune systems so that we live longer lives. These types of infections are also not in the category of “chronic” or “hidden”.
There is, however, another category of infections. Ones that exist year-round and do not follow the normal set of “rules” we believe an infection should. These hidden bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, protozoans, amoebas and spirochetes are quite different from anything we learned about in health class 101.
These infections can live in our bodies without us knowing it. They hide from the immune system and do not always cause “cold or flu-like symptoms”. They are not affected by or killed by common anti-biotics and they can produce toxins that make them invisible to our immune cells.
These infections cause a whole host of diseases and symptoms. Basic western medical care is rushing to catch up to these infections.
In other words, very few medical therapies or drugs exist at this time that can effectively combat these infections. Here are a few of the conditions that are caused by chronic infection:
- Ear infections
- Strep throat
- Chronic parasitic infections of the digestive system
- Heart burn
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Skin Rashes
- Dental abscesses
- Gum disease
- Dental Cavitations (Infections in the jaw bones)
- Joint pain
- Auto immune conditions
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Gallbladder issues
These conditions are some of the most common issues that bring patients into our office. Dr. Irestone is an expert in the field of chronic infection and lectures around the country on the topic.
They have studied with world experts and have created some groundbreaking therapies to help alleviate the many symptoms created by these infections.
Here are some of the therapies and diagnostic systems that have brought tremendous relief to many of our patients: