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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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Could Lyme Disease Be Misdiagnosed As Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it in 2020. So far it has spread across six continents and caused widespread illness in over 22 million people. The new virus has yet to be fully understood, and a vaccine has not yet been produced.

In contrast, Lyme disease is a seasoned veteran. The bacterial infection was first documented in the 70s, but it wasn’t until Willy Burgdorfer, a scientist praised for his work in medical entomology, found a connection between the deer tick and Lyme disease that it was categorized as the condition we know today.

Lyme disease is also misunderstood by many medical professionals and can lead to long-lasting symptoms and chronic illness – even with treatment. Since COVID-19 is a virus and Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, what exactly do they have in common? And could Lyme disease be misdiagnosed as coronavirus?

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5 Ways Lyme Disease Can Damage The Renal System

Lyme disease is a debilitating tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 Americans every year. When a person contracts Lyme disease, it is often an arduous journey to find out what is causing their symptoms. Since Lyme disease can present similarly to other conditions (including MS, arthritis, and fibromyalgia), it’s hard to diagnose.

The only course of treatment for the Borrelia bacteria that causes Lyme disease is antibiotics. Once a positive result of Lyme disease comes back, an antibiotics course is administered in the hopes of ridding the body of the bacteria and restoring overall health. Antibiotics don’t cure the disease, though, because the bacteria can remain inside the body, “hiding” from the medication and immune cells. This is what often leads to chronic Lyme disease and ongoing symptoms. But just how serious can these symptoms become? For example, can Lyme disease cause kidney failure?

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5 Ways Lyme Patients Can Relieve Symptoms Of Brain Fog

When it comes to Lyme disease, there is no shortage of debilitating symptoms. The infection has only one course of treatment: antibiotics. Once these have been administered, though, the effects of the bacteria can potentially linger in the body for years. This is called post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). It is a chronic illness that can only be managed with other medications, other treatment like diet and exercise recommendations, and patience.

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