Even though it all stems from one tiny tick bite, Lyme disease can wreak havoc on the entire body. Many symptoms of Lyme are generalized and are often mistaken for other diseases. They manifest in different ways depending on the patient, and even within the same person they can appear inconsistent and misleading. Compounding this is the fact that Lyme exists within a medical grey area. It is undoubtedly a real condition, with hundreds upon thousands of sufferers all over the world. However, it is also not fully recognized in its chronic form. Unfortunately, the late stages of the disease are the most damaging, and it’s here that patients require the most care and consideration. Symptoms are varied and debilitating, primarily affecting muscles and joints. But neurological symptoms can also occur in some cases. So what is the link between Lyme disease and the nervous system?Continue reading “3 Ways Lyme Disease Can Damage The Nervous System”
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in North America. It’s transmitted via the bites of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Approximately 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year in the United States. Most infections take place around the Northeast and upper Midwest.Continue reading “5 Ways Lyme Disease Can Affect the Respiratory System”
Lyme disease is an increasingly common threat to public health. Incidences of Lyme disease in the United States reportedly doubled between 1991 and 2014, and this statistic doesn’t take into account the numerous undiagnosed/misdiagnosed cases of this insidious disease.
Unexplained symptoms suddenly cropping up is a scary prospect for most people. The first place you’d likely go to find comfort and treatment is your local doctor; millions of patients visit their physician every year to address a spectrum of worrying signs and symptoms, and most go on to find treatment. What’s even more scary than the symptoms themselves, however, is the prospect of your doctor not believing you. This can cause a whole gamut of fresh distress for patients, as the person they turn to for help in medical situations is dismissive of their worries. Take Morgellons disease, for example. This rare, unnerving condition is not medically recognized by an official body, despite many thousands of people coming forward with symptoms. So what can you do if your doctor doesn’t believe your Morgellons disease symptoms?Continue reading “What To Do When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Morgellons Disease Symptoms”