Babesia Infection and Treatment

Babesia: A Co-infection of Lyme Disease

What is Babesia

Babesia occurs from a tiny parasite that infects red blood cells. A bite from an infected tick transmits the Babesia infection. These protozoa can live in and destroy red blood cells, leading to severe tissue and organ damage. Infection with Babesia is called babesiosis. 

How Is Babesia Different From Lyme Disease? 

Babesia is often difficult to diagnose due to its ability to evade traditional tests. However, babesiosis usually occurs with Lyme disease (co-infection). A tick that carries the Lyme bacteria can also be infected with the Babesia parasite. Since Babesia infection is caused by a protozoan, it requires specific treatment. 

Symptoms of Babesia

Babesia’s symptoms are similar to those of Lyme disease, which include fatigue, joint pain, and poor appetite. The most common symptoms of Babesia are: 

  • Anemia
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sweats
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice

Although some people may not show symptoms after becoming infected with Babesia, those who do usually experience these symptoms within one to four weeks of being bitten by an infected tick. 

It is important to note that Babesia can potentially cause long-term health problems such as hemolytic anemia or endocarditis. Other complications may include kidney failure or neurological issues such as confusion and depression. If left untreated, Babesia can become life-threatening. 

Treatment for Babesia at Sanoviv 

Traditional medical facilities treat Babesia with antibiotics and antimalarial medications. Neither of which addresses the root of the problem. At Sanoviv, we take a comprehensive approach to Babesia treatment

Our unique approach treats Lyme disease and its co-infections by combining proprietary protocols with whole-body hyperthermia to achieve maximum results. Hyperthermia, or “fever therapy,” is a safe yet effective method of boosting the immune system and fighting off the bacteria that cause Lyme disease and the parasites that cause Babesia

During the process, guests are sedated to rest comfortably throughout the four-hour treatment. Hyperthermia raises the core body temperature to a specific target. This precise heat level is necessary to eliminate infection, break down biofilms, stimulate detoxification pathways, and strengthen immune responses. Complementary therapies are combined with hyperthermia to specifically address Babesia

Guests experience two intensive sessions during their two-week stay to fully benefit from our effective combination of treatments. This comprehensive inpatient treatment plan is specially targeted to address Lyme and Babesia. It incorporates various modalities into the protocol for an optimal outcome. Our program has demonstrated successful results, particularly when treating Lyme disease and its co-infections.  

How to Prevent Babesia Infection

Ticks carrying Babesia parasites are more likely to attach themselves to exposed skin. Remember to use insect repellent outdoors and wear long sleeves and pants to help prevent tick bites. For extra protection, tuck in your shirt and tuck your pants into your socks. After spending time outdoors, inspect your whole body for ticks. 

Why Choose Sanoviv for Babesia Treatment

Babesia treatment is especially effective when paired with other supportive therapies. At Sanoviv Medical Institute, your doctor will choose the therapies that best suit you and your treatment needs. People from across the globe have found that, despite trying similar treatments elsewhere with minimal success, Sanoviv has allowed them to achieve successful outcomes due to our specialized multidisciplinary approach. 

Sanoviv Medical Institute is an ideal destination for those looking to give their mind and body a complete reset. Located on the stunning Pacific coastline of Mexico, Sanoviv provides a tranquil atmosphere conducive to relaxation and healing. From our experienced staff members to our luxurious grounds, Sanoviv offers the environment to help you achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance.

Sanoviv offers effective, comprehensive treatment for Babesia infection. Transform your life and achieve well-being by taking action toward optimal health. Contact us now to start on the path to a healthier, happier you.


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