One of the reasons Lyme disease is so hard to treat is the prevalence of misdiagnosis. But why do these cases of misdiagnosis occur on such a regular basis? Lyme has been recognized as a disease since 1975, when it was first discovered in the state of Connecticut. Yet we still know comparatively little about Lyme disease compared to other disorders. One reason is that the chronic form of the disease has yet to be legitimately recognized by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This has unfortunately led to many medical professionals being undereducated in the symptoms of chronic Lyme.Continue reading “Can Lyme Disease Affect The Digestive System?”
What is Yersinia?
Yersinia is a genus of bacteria associated with a number of medical conditions. Several species of Yersinia can infect humans and bring about a variety of symptoms.Continue reading “New ELISpot Test For Yersinia: How It Works”
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”
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.Continue reading “How Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease or Morgellons Can Affect Your Mental Health”
Because Lyme disease shares many symptoms with other medical conditions, patients are often misdiagnosed with other diseases. With incorrect diagnoses of ailments like multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression, many people with Lyme disease do not receive the proper treatment they need to get better. This can be even more detrimental to the patient’s health because their Lyme disease symptoms can actually get progressively worse without the appropriate treatment protocol. Here’s a look at the five symptoms of Lyme disease that most often get misdiagnosed.Continue reading “5 Symptoms of Lyme Disease That Often Get Misdiagnosed”