Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. The disease is transmitted through tick bites. When a tick with the bacteria latches onto a human host to feed on their blood, it transmits the bacteria into the bloodstream. From there, the bacteria have free reign over the entire body and can move into tissues long-term. But can Lyme disease give you brain fog or other cognitive symptoms?
Typically, Lyme disease presents with mild flu-like symptoms early on, alongside a bullseye rash around the tick bite. After those symptoms pass, the bacteria can cause other health issues as they freely roam into the joints, central nervous system, and brain. When the infection spreads, it can lead to many symptoms that affect brain health, including brain fog. But what is the connection between Lyme disease and brain fog, and can it be treated?Continue reading “Can Lyme Disease Give You Brain Fog?”