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Which Nutritional Supplements Best Support Lyme Treatment And Why?

Lyme disease can be debilitating, especially if it is not treated quickly following initial transmission. When the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is left to its own devices, it can cause a myriad of health issues. Some symptoms of chronic Lyme disease, such as Lyme arthritis, cognitive dysfunction, and cardiovascular issues, can all linger long after antibiotic treatment.

When post-Lyme disease syndrome does occur, coping with the symptoms can be difficult. But certain supplementation can help a person with chronic Lyme disease symptoms manage their ailments better. Even though the following supplements for Lyme disease will not cure the bacterial infection, they can be helpful in the treatment and recovery process.

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How Antibiotics And Herbal Remedies Can Work Together To Fight Lyme

Lyme disease can be difficult to treat because the bacteria that causes the illness can linger in the body, hiding out in tissues and lymph nodes. The first line of treatment for Lyme disease is antibiotics. Since Lyme is a bacterial infection, antibacterial medications must be used to help fight it off.

There is no way to cure or treat Lyme disease without the use of antibiotics, but can herbs for Lyme disease treatment be just as effective? The short answer, sadly, is no. However, herbal and natural remedies for Lyme disease could aid in the recovery process when used in conjunction with traditional forms of medicine.

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Why Lowering Oxidative Stress Is So Important (and Which Techniques Can Help You Do It)

The human body is a symbiotic system that relies heavily on all of its processes to run smoothly. When one system fails, the others are forced to pick up the slack in one way or another. This leaves room for chronic disease and illness to take hold, causing a host of symptoms such as fatigue, chronic pain, and immune dysfunction.

There are certain substances in the body that need balance at all times so that chronic illness can be avoided. Free radicals, for example, are atoms, molecules, or ions that have unpaired electrons. In some cases, they can be highly reactive to other chemicals. Sometimes those reactions can be good, but free radical reactions can also cause damage to DNA, cells, and proteins while they seek out an electron to pair with. When they become rampant, they can cause oxidative stress.

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How To Keep Your Viral Load In Check During Flu Season

Chronic viral conditions can be hard to cope with, especially when cold and flu season rolls around. People with viral conditions such as EBV or HIV have to pay closer attention to their immune function and overall health than those without any preexisting conditions, as they are more susceptible to immune dysfunction and the serious repercussions that can come with having a compromised immune system.

Different factors come into play for those with preexisting conditions at risk of coming down with a serious case of the flu during the winter season, but one particular factor is of the utmost importance: the viral load.

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What Extreme Weather Conditions Will Mean For The Global Tick Population

For Lyme disease to thrive in the United States, tick populations also need to thrive. It’s a cyclical occurrence that when ticks have a “good” year, Lyme disease numbers tend to increase. With the global onset of environmental changes, though, the effects on the United States climate have been detrimental.

Consider the wildfires that rage through California. Although climate change may not be a direct cause, it is a threat multiplier, meaning that it increases the risk that such events will be worse than in previous years. But what does this have to do with tick populations and Lyme disease?

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