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Lyme Disease Specialist

OC Integrative Medical Center

Integrative Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA

More than 20,000 new cases of Lyme disease are reported each year. At OC Integrative Medical Center in Newport Beach, California, Chitra Bhakta, MD, manufactures and prescribes proprietary supplements for patients with Lyme disease. These supplements can help significantly reduce common Lyme disease symptoms like fatigue and brain fog. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.

Lyme Disease Q&A

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a chronic, infectious disease that develops from the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. B. burgdorferi is transmittable to humans through tick bites. 

While a tick must be on your skin for at least 24 hours to effectively transmit Lyme disease, many people don’t even realize they have a tick or a tick bite before they start experiencing symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease symptoms vary from person to person, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. Some of the most common signs of Lyme disease include:

  • Fatigue
  • A flat, circular rash
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Swollen joints
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Because Lyme disease symptoms are similar to the signs of other chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and chronic inflammatory syndrome, you may not realize you have it for weeks or even months.

What are the treatments for Lyme disease?

In its early stages, you can effectively treat Lyme disease with antibiotics. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize they have the disease until it’s too late. 

In some cases, Lyme disease can become a chronic condition that causes recurrent flare-ups of fatigue, muscle pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. To eliminate these symptoms, Dr. Bhakta may recommend:


Dr. Bhakta has proprietary supplements that she prescribes to her patients with chronic Lyme disease to help relieve uncomfortable symptoms. She takes a holistic approach to treatment that involves a combination of supplements, lifestyle changes, and dietary modifications.


Refined sugars and carbohydrates, as well as gluten and certain vegetable oils, can cause symptom flare-ups, so it’s best to avoid these foods whenever possible. Dr. Bhakta can help you determine which foods to avoid and which you should eat for healthy immune and digestive function if you have Lyme disease.

IV therapy

Another beneficial treatment for Lyme disease is IV therapy, which infuses essential vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system for maximum potency. After an initial evaluation, Dr. Bhakta can determine the right blend of IV supplements for you.

If you’re struggling with the symptoms of Lyme disease, call OC Integrative Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.