Swedens only doctor who dares to treat Lyme patients is being prosecuted by the Inspection of health and is at risk of losing his licence. Swedish patients are asking everyone to please help share this petition so they can get support from abroad too.
SAVE DR KENNETH SANDSTRÖM – AKA DR X
We have a doctor in Sweden who saved many lives, now risk losing their license to practice medicine. The reason is that he was in some severe cases of findings of tick infection, prescribed more and more advanced treatment than current practice in Sweden permits. We need help to organize support for Dr. Kenneth Sandström.
A doctor’s primary mission is to alleviate and cure, which Dr. Sandstrom made, where other doctors for years failed to make the diagnosis and to give proper treatment and betrayed because of carelessness and ignorance. He is a doctor, who with great empathy and expertise put a lot of time helping their patients. He achieves additionally a result that the conventional health care does not come close. Swedish doctor spends the least time in Europe on their patients, partly because our health care system is built around economic interests rather than patient need.
He is a member of ILADS and has learned from the best specialists in the world, with extensive knowledge of the complex Borrelia bacterium and its co-infections. He has participated in conferences around the world to gain a unique insight. In Sweden, the low skills among doctors and other health professionals, in large part because there is no requirement for continuing education, as in most other countries.
Tick Diseases has low priority, even though there are around 40,000 patients a year who contract Lyme disease (according Scand Tick) and other tick infections in Sweden, little is known about. The big problem is that about 5 to 10% of those affected by Lyme disease develops long-term, chronic symptoms, and these patients are in most cases without any help from health care. There are some doctors in Sweden who see this issue. They look the most difficult but characteristic symptoms and the patient’s suffering, but do not dare to treat, for fear of being reported and thus lose their licenses. If Dr. Sandstrom lose their identity, these doctors hesitate even more and maybe give up to help desperately needy and suffering patients.
Lyme disease is a rapidly progressive disease worldwide and with the warmer climate, the spread is likely to increase even more in the future. Anyone can suffer and might cause misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment. This can lead to unnecessary suffering and long sick. ILADS recommendations for treatment therapy regarding persistent Lyme disease has been proven in studies. Over 90% gets better or completely good.
It is important that the Swedish doctor to treat and cure their patients without fear of any reprisals and indented IDs. The US will now laws designed to protect those doctors under similar conditions. Our support for Dr. Sandstrom provide guidance and our hope is that it will encourage other doctors to learn more about tick-borne diseases, to treat according to ILADS recommendations. Punishing Dr. Sandstrom because he has chosen to continue their education in the field and let the knowledge be of benefit to the patients is totally unacceptable!
It is therefore important that as many people as possible to write on this petition!
Borrelia & TBE compound Sweden
Learn more about ILADS work here: www.ilads.org
If Dr. Sandstrom’s work (locked)
SCAND TICK; http://www.scandtick.com/sv/om-projektet/
Angelica Johansson Help petition author