Lyme disease is a bacterial infection with various symptoms depending on the stage. When people contract Lyme disease after being bitten by an infected tick, they enter Stage 1. In this stage, flu-like symptoms and a bulls-eye rash surrounding the tick bite develop.
After one to four weeks of an untreated Lyme infection, the body progresses into Stage 2, which is early disseminated disease. At this point, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has begun to spread to other areas of the body.
The bacteria is a good traveler and can make its way to organs, joints, muscles, and tissues. One vital organ that Lyme bacteria can infect is the heart. When that happens, a condition known as Lyme carditis develops. But what is Lyme carditis, and what can happen to a person if they develop it? Read on to learn about the various complications of Lyme carditis.Continue reading “Complications Of Lyme Carditis”