When you look at statistics on Lyme disease, it becomes clear that this illness is a rapidly growing threat to public health. Results of studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that around 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States every year. Since these studies rely on surveillance systems that don’t account for every illness, and because only a fraction of Lyme disease cases are reported, these numbers only begin to scratch the surface of the impact this illness is having across the country.Continue reading “Lyme Co-Infections: What Is The Epstein-Barr Virus”
Incidence of Lyme disease in North America has risen rapidly in the last ten years, and research indicates that this trend will continue. According to one study, variables related to climate change could cause the number of Lyme disease cases to go up 20% by mid-century.Continue reading “Lyme Co-Infections: What Is Bartonellosis?”
Lyme disease is an increasingly common threat to public health. Incidences of Lyme disease in the United States reportedly doubled between 1991 and 2014, and this statistic doesn’t take into account the numerous undiagnosed/misdiagnosed cases of this insidious disease.
As springtime approaches, you’ll probably find yourself getting more eager to spend time in the great outdoors. However, more time in nature increases your risk of getting bitten by a tick – which could lead to you contracting Lyme disease. Here’s the info you’ll need to know about when tick season starts and what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites and Lyme disease.Continue reading “When Does Tick Season Start? 7 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease”
Correctly diagnosing chronic Lyme disease is one of the most consistent problems doctors face. This unfortunate struggle is compounded by the fact that many clinics and medical professionals don’t recognize chronic Lyme as a legitimate disorder, in line with the views of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Subsequently, misdiagnosis rates are high, as Lyme is consistently confused with other chronic degenerative diseases such as fibromyalgia, MS, and even other more serious complications like Parkinson’s or MND. Accurate testing tools are an important addition to the Lyme-literate doctor’s arsenal, and a new variation on the traditional ELISpot test is proving to be a major breakthrough in the diagnostic field. This test is called the LymeSpot, and it provides a much more accurate picture of where a patient stands in their battle against Lyme.Continue reading “The New ELISpot Test: A Massive Breakthrough In The Identification Of Lyme Disease”