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The Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency And Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can cause a multitude of health issues. Once the Borrelia bacteria enters the body, it can hide out in tissues, evading detection from the antibiotics meant to treat the infection. Chronic Lyme disease can be debilitating, and many people with the condition experience coinfections caused by immune suppression, inflammation, and vitamin deficiencies.

Vitamin D deficiency and Lyme disease often go hand in hand for a few reasons. One possible reason is that people with Lyme disease may be ill to the point where they aren’t able to get outside as much, thus lowering their opportunity to gather vitamin D from the sun. But can Lyme disease cause low vitamin D? Let’s investigate.

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7 Common Nutritional Deficiencies In Patients With Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme disease patients often find themselves dealing with a plethora of chronic health ailments, making their day-to-day life arduous. From chronic widespread pain and inflammation to fatigue and cognitive decline, the overall health of someone with Lyme disease is heavily compromised.

Lyme disease can also lead to nutritional deficiencies that, if left unchecked, could progress to worsening of symptoms or new coinfections altogether. Many vitamins are lowered in people with Lyme disease, but there are some that can help battle the chronic symptoms associated with the condition.

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Is Facial Palsy From Lyme Disease Permanent?

Lyme disease is a complicated illness. It’s caused by the Borrelia bacteria, which is transferred to humans through a tick bite. Antibiotics are the only course of treatment following infection, but sometimes the debilitating symptoms of a Lyme infection can linger long after treatment has finished.

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Can Lyme Disease Cause An Allergy To The Cold?

Lyme disease can throw up all kinds of confusing symptoms. This is especially true in its chronic form, which has earned it the nickname “The Great Imitator.” Lyme represents a major challenge for both patients and doctors alike. On the one hand, late-stage Lyme disease has no defined set of symptoms, with most manifestations of the disease being generalized and patient-specific. On the other hand, chronic Lyme is not considered a legitimate disorder by most official medical bodies, meaning that research and studies on the effects of the disease are limited.

Many doctors don’t fully understand the effects of chronic Lyme, and as such, diagnosis is often compromised due to confusing symptoms. One of these disparate symptoms is called cold urticaria, which essentially translates an allergy to the cold. But can Lyme disease cause urticaria?

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Which Organs Can Be Affected By Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an illness brought on by the Borrelia bacterium. It is spread to humans through tick bites. When ticks get hold of humans, they transfer the disease through the bloodstream, sending the bacteria to all areas of the body. Lyme disease became known and studied in the early 80s, but some fossilized ticks have been known to have carried the bacteria from as long as 15 million years ago.

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