Local doctor brings German Lyme Disease treatment to Albany

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Updated: 5/04 2:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. – A team of doctors, working to find a new alternative treatment for Lyme Disease, were in Albany on Saturday.

At a local forum, the doctors revealed new treatments, offering hope to those struggling with the disease in the Capital Region.

The disease is a global fight against, what seems like a small rival, ticks. However, those smalls ticks are responsible for affected the health of thousands of people.

Doctor Ronald Stram said the amount of people affected, makes it difficult to make a proper diagnosis.

“We can neither tell if someone has an acute infection or if they have chronic persistent infections,” Doctor Stram said.

At the Linda Theater in Albany, the doctors converged to discuss the latest advancements in alternative treatments. They also discussed new testing techniques that may help in diagnosing the disease more accurately. 

Dr. Stram said the hope in treating Lyme Disease is coming from across the Atlantic, with doctors in Germany immersing themselves in new cutting edge treatments.

Dr. Stram and his team now want to bring relief to those people in the Capital Region. He has already used the new testing techniques in his own practice. 

Tune in on Monday to NEWS10 ABC on Fox23 at 10 p.m. for  a special report on Lyme Disease. 

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collinsfinn - 5/4/2014 3:06 PM
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I hope that someone in the Dept of Health is monitoring these "alternative treatments." When there is a condition like Lyme disease that defies precise diagnosis and for which conventional antibiotic treatment is only partially successful….the void is filled by homeopathy, charlatanism, placebos etc. I know the Germans have proposed everything from massive doses of salt to galvanic stimulation machines - therapies reminiscent of alchemy in the Middle Ages or the laetrile treatments for leukemia at the end of the 20th. Desperate people will try anything and need protection from those quick to profit from such desperation.
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