Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is also known as human herpes virus 4 and it is one of the most common of human viruses. Most people in the U.S. become infected with the Epstein-Barr virus early in their lives, but most people are not aware of it. By age 35, EBV antibodies are present in most people, which indicates previous infection. If the virus is dormant there can be little, or no, symptoms.
Young children develop very mild symptoms when they contract the Epstein-Barr virus, but in teens and young adults about a quarter of those infected can develop mononucleosis, which leads to a sore throat, fever and swollen lymph nodes.
Mainly spread through saliva, the symptoms of EBV can resemble those of chronic fatigue syndrome since fatigue can be one of the main symptoms.
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What Causes Epstein-Barr Virus?
Epstein-Barr virus is transmitted by close contact with another person who is infected. Since EBV is mainly spread through saliva, it can be transmitted by kissing, sharing water bottles or glasses or by sharing personal items such as toothbrushes.
Once a person has been infected they will continue to carry the virus for the rest of their lives and can pass it on to another person at any time, even after their symptoms have subsided.
What are the Symptoms of Epstein-Barr Virus?
The symptoms of Epstein-Barr virus may take a few weeks to appear, if they appear at all. Many people assume they have a cold or the flu’ since the symptoms are similar. These may include:
- inflamed throat
- swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- enlarged spleen
- swollen liver
If the virus is chronic, the symptoms may include fatigue and aches. Very occasionally, EBV can result in more serious symptoms such as dizziness, high fever, abdominal pain, lethargy and respiratory problems.
How is Epstein-Barr Diagnosed
Anti-bodies to EBV can be detected on a blood test with more detailed testing required to differentiate between past exposure and an active virus. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we utilize functional evaluation to detect an active virus which also allows the practitioner to monitor response to treatment.
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Epstein-Barr Virus Treatment
At LifeWorks Wellness Center, when the patient presents with Epstein-Barr virus, the practitioner will describe the natural Epstein-Barr treatment options available. Part of this treatment will involve dealing with factors that are compromising the immune system of the patient, which in turn is allowing the virus to become active. In addition, there are specific treatments directed at reducing the viral load of the patient.
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LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay alternative medicine office we have been offering Epstein-Barr treatment for a long time and many of our patients have regained quality of life. Very few clinics offer natural treatments for Epstein-Barr virus and so our patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering this treatment where they live.
We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too.