Lyme Disease And The Brain: Everything You Need To Know

Lyme disease was first reported in 1975 in the town of Lyme in Connecticut. It’s a tick-borne illness caused by infection with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It has a wide range of possible symptoms affecting multiple organ systems. A characteristic circular rash often develops around the site of the tick bite within days or weeks. However, in 20–30% of cases there is no rash, so the disease must be identified by other symptoms.

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Are Some People At A Higher Risk Of Contracting Lyme Disease?

While there are still many things we don’t know about Lyme disease, we are pretty confident on the method of transmission. The bacteria that causes the disease, borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through tick bites. Although there has been some evidence of Lyme being transmitted from mother to baby in the womb, and possibly through the blood transfusion mechanic, the predominant way that Lyme infects humans is through direct physical contact with ticks. Lyme is a particularly debilitating disease, especially in its chronic form, so learning how to best avoid contracting it in the first place is one of the best forms of education. People who might have a higher risk of contracting Lyme disease should be aware of what to look out for, and how to avoid putting themselves in danger.

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How Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease or Morgellons Can Affect Your Mental Health

Anyone dealing with symptoms of Lyme disease or Morgellons knows that these conditions can be frightening. Your body is undergoing changes that can be painful or even debilitating. Although you might be sure that you’re suffering from one of these conditions, misdiagnosis of Lyme disease and Morgellons is quite common. In addition to prompting the wrong treatment protocol, misdiagnosis can end up having a huge impact on your mental health.

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6 Important Symptoms to Report to Your Doctor If You Think You Might Have Lyme Disease

If you think you may have been bitten by a tick, it’s imperative that you track any symptoms or physical changes in your body to find out if you might have contracted Lyme disease. Read on for the six most important symptoms to report to your physician.

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Will Lyme Disease Go Away If Left Untreated?

While we understand exactly where Lyme disease comes from, how to best treat it is still a little bit of a mystery to us. For starters, patients are routinely misdiagnosed with all kinds of similar illnesses, so treatment is compromised from the very early stages. Compounding this is the fact that not a lot of doctors are Lyme-literate; in fact, there are very few health practitioners who are knowledgeable about the effects of chronic Lyme, the long-term form of the disease, and the best way to treat it. This lack of concrete answers can be frustrating for patients, who often have many unanswered questions about their condition. The central ones revolve around treatment plans and the prognosis. Often one of the first that comes to mind is, “Will Lyme disease go away if left untreated?”

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