Lyme disease isn’t a simple bacterial infection. The bacterium that causes the disease, Borrelia, can infiltrate the body in many ways, leaving patients to cope with and recover from widespread health issues and, in some cases, permanent damage to bodily systems, including the neurological system. When Lyme disease infiltrates the brain in this way, it is defined as neurologic Lyme disease. But what is neurologic Lyme disease, exactly? And how does it compromise your overall health? Read on to learn more.Continue reading “What Is Neurologic Lyme Disease?”
Lyme disease is a dangerous condition. The tick-borne illness can affect the entire body, including its most vital organs, such as the heart and brain. When a person first contracts the bacteria after being fed on by an infected tick, they will cycle through some flu-like symptoms. If they receive prompt treatment, that may be the end of it. However, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome can develop in anyone who has had the infection, and when that happens, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can cause even more damage. Brain fog is one symptom that can develop in people with Lyme disease. But what is brain fog, exactly? And how can you get rid of brain fog from Lyme disease?Continue reading “How Do You Get Rid Of Brain Fog From Lyme Disease?”
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?”
Whenever spring is just around the corner, you can be sure tick season is almost ready to begin, too. While many people know that ticks harbor diseases, not everyone may be aware of the severity of these infections until they contract one. The initial symptoms associated with tick-borne diseases are typically mild. Because of this, many people go untested after contracting a disease. But when treatment is not sought quickly, tick-borne diseases can spread through the entire body and cause severe health issues. Tick-borne conditions can be just as harmful to the brain as any other organ in the body – but how do tick-borne diseases affect the brain, exactly? Let’s find out.Continue reading “How Do Tick-Borne Infections Affect The Brain?”
Viral infections come in all shapes and sizes. Some will take a light hold and cause mild illness, while others will dive deep into tissues and cause long-term disease and health issues. Viruses also affect people in different ways. For example, a young, healthy person may not experience any symptoms of a mild cold or flu virus, but an older adult with preexisting conditions could be hospitalized with the same infection.
When it comes to common viruses that are difficult to understand, Epstein-Barr is the leader of the pack. The virus has been around for a long time – people may commonly know it as “the kissing disease”, or mono. As much as 90% of the global population is actually walking around with the Epstein-Barr virus in their bodies without any knowledge of it!
Because of this, some people may suffer from long-term consequences of the disease, such as autoimmune conditions and an increased risk of developing certain cancers. But how does Epstein-Barr affect the brain? Let’s investigate.Continue reading “How Can Epstein-Barr Affect The Brain?”