Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the family of Borrelia bacteria. When an infected tick transfers the disease via bite to a living host, the bacteria makes its way through the body to organs and tissues and wreaks havoc on the nervous system and proper function of the heart, brain, muscles, and joints.
The early symptoms of Lyme present themselves as flu-like and include headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and a bullseye rash at the site of the bite. As the disease progresses, the symptoms become more severe and can include cardiac issues such as arrythmia, lowered cognitive function, chronic fatigue, and pain in the joints and muscles. There is only one treatment available for ridding the body of the Borrelia bacteria, and that’s antibiotics.Continue reading “Is Doxycycline Or Amoxicillin Better For Treating Lyme Disease?”