Dr. Anju Mathur is a Los Angeles Epstein-Barr specialist that utilizes the facets of Holistic and Integrative Medicine to help patients overcome chronic and complex diseases like the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus can cause long-term physical defects because it causes toxicity in the body. As a part of the Back to Wellness Program, Dr. Anju Mathur will complete a thorough analysis of a patient’s internal bodily systems, which can help her determine latent imbalances, toxicity levels, hormonal deficiencies and excesses, and immune function. Dr. Mathur is skilled in determining which tests to use to get to the root of a health concern and how to interpret the information she has gathered about a patient’s condition. She also has expertise in customizing programs that are tailored to individual needs and imbalances. Patients in Los Angeles that are suffering from the Epstein Barr Virus can greatly benefit from Dr. Mathur’s expertise and the specialized therapies offered in her all inclusive healing programs.
What is Epstein-Barr virus and how does it affect people who are infected with it?
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes family and is also known as herpes virus 4. It is one of the most common viruses around the world. Nearly every human is exposed to EBV at some point in their lives, with children being infected most often. Adults and teenagers usually get better in 2 to 4 weeks, but some can have symptoms for months. While symptoms can become chronic, taking a functional Medicine approach to the infection can improve symptoms and prevent further consequences of the virus.
Once the symptoms have ceased, the virus becomes dormant and inactive in the body, but it can reactivate at a later time. Once reactivated, the carrier can again pass the virus to others no matter how long it’s been since the initial infection. It is estimated that 90% percent of adults have antibodies that show a current or past EBV infection.
EBV is spread through bodily fluids, like saliva, blood, and semen, but it can also be spread via organ transplants. EBV is known to cause other illnesses, such as infectious mononucleosis, also known as, mono, and it can be spread by kissing, sex, and eating or drinking after someone that has EBV through the use of cups, utensils, toothbrushes.
Diagnoses of EBV are difficult to make due to the symptoms being closely related to other illnesses, but it can be detected with blood tests that detects antibodies. Initial infections of EBV are often mild and closely parallel the symptoms of a common cold. Some of the general symptoms of an EBV infection include:
- Low-grade fever
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Swollen tonsils
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Nasal congestion
In teenagers or young adults that develop mononucleosis symptoms of an infection often set in around four to six weeks after exposure to the virus, and some of these symptoms can be more severe. Earlier symptoms are similar the symptoms of a cold or a flu, and as the illness progresses, symptoms can increase in severity. Some of the additional symptoms of an advanced infection may include:
- Inflamed or sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- Enlarged spleen
- Swollen liver
While there is no known cure for EBV, treatments for EBV include getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids to stay hydrated, and taking over-the-counter pain and fever medications. Dr. Anju Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program will incorporate several therapies that will help to improve the symptoms of illness and prevent further negative side effects from taking place.
Taking a Functional Medicine approach to wellness, Dr. Anju Mathur will attack this virus and the consequences of this illness using a systems approach. Functional medicine looks at the body as a whole, and she will augment the immune system, while helping to remove toxins released from the virus. Using nutrition, essential supplements, and detoxification protocols, Dr. Mathur can help patients that are suffering from the side effects of this virus to regain their health and overall quality of life. Her detailed intakes and analysis’ can get to the root of the patients’ conditions. Specializing in Functional Medicine, Dr. Mathur will help patients approach wellness from a multitude of different angles.
This chronic viral infection can be treated, and at Angel Longevity Medical Center, San Fernando Valley Epstein-Barr Specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur has successfully treated many patients suffering from this illness with her Back to Wellness Program. In Dr. Mathur’s inclusive program, Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation has proven to have success in eradicating symptoms of the Epstein-Barr Virus. Phospholipid Exchange Therapy can help to detoxify the body on a cellular level, which improves overall health and immune function. With the proper diet and IV Nutrient protocols to strengthen the immune system many of the patients who have been diagnosed with Epstein Barr are now enjoying a very normal and active life. Anju Mathur, M.D. has used specialized treatment plans to help men and women suffering from the long term effects of Epstein-Barr to regain their health and regain optimal levels of wellness.