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Can Exposure To Mold Disrupt Lyme Treatment?

Treatment of Lyme disease can be an uphill battle. This is largely due to the fact that when the Lyme-causing Borrelia bacteria infiltrates the body, it can lay dormant and remain untouched by antibiotics, lying in wait to wreak havoc at a later date. This can hinder treatment, even if it is sought early.

Mold exposure is another dangerous condition, though of a different type to Lyme disease. Generally speaking, mold exposure affects people differently and with varying degrees of severity. But what happens when someone with Lyme disease comes in contact with mold? Can exposure to mold disrupt Lyme treatment, and if so, how?

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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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5 Natural Techniques For Relieving Lyme-Related Headaches

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can lead to chronic disease. It is caused by the Borrelia bacteria, which is a type of spirochete phylum. Lyme disease affects upwards of 400,000 Americans every single year.

The rampant rate of infection in the United States results in many of these people living with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PLTDS), a chronic condition that has a lasting effect on the body and mind of the patient. For some with PLTDS, headaches are just one of the many debilitating symptoms.

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Lyme Disease Vaccine

Lyme disease is a relentless condition caused by the Borrelia bacteria. The tick-borne illness is contracted when an infected tick bites a host to feed on their blood and transfers the bacteria via the bloodstream. When the bacteria enters the body, it travels to all areas and can cause widespread illness.

Lyme disease was first diagnosed in patients in the 70s, but it wasn’t fully confirmed as being caused by Borrelia until 1981. Since then, the only treatment found to be remotely effective against the bacteria is antibiotics, and even that isn’t effective in all cases.

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