Lyme disease used to be regarded as a simple tick-borne illness. But with more and more cases and the long-term effects of Lyme disease becoming more widely known, it’s becoming clear that Lyme disease is a lot more severe than previously thought. While the infection starts with simple flu-like symptoms, it can quickly progress and cause issues with joint, heart, and brain health. But can a tick cause neurological problems, and how does Lyme disease affect the brain? Let’s investigate.Continue reading “Can A Tick Cause Neurological Problems?”
Lyme disease is a complicated infection that has the power to affect various bodily systems. The bacteria that cause Lyme infiltrate the body via the bloodstream and can camp out in joints, tissues, and other areas to evade detection by antibiotics and the body’s defenses. When Lyme manages to cause harm because of its invasion technique, people can experience debilitating symptoms that range in severity and presentation.
Some areas of the body that can be affected negatively by Lyme bacteria include the central and peripheral nervous systems. These systems are designed to connect the brain with the rest of the body and send nerve signals that play a role in bodily functions, motor skills, and much more. When Lyme disease affects the nervous system, it is referred to as Lyme neuropathy. But what is Lyme neuropathy, exactly? And how is Lyme neuropathy treated? Read on to learn more.Continue reading “How Is Lyme Neuropathy Treated?”