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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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What To Do If You Have Morgellons Disease In The American Health Care System

Suffering from any disease can be unnerving, especially when it comes to the U.S. health care system with its notoriously high costs and stringent insurance protocols. But for people with Morgellons disease, the onset of this particular disorder can create a whole host of issues separate from the debilitating effects of the disease itself. The main issue is that Morgellons isn’t formally recognized by any official health care body in America or abroad. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting numerous tests in the late 2010s, they could find no specific cause for the disease, with a number of results coming back inconclusive. Despite this, thousands upon thousands of patients across the world report suffering from the disease, a number that keeps increasing with every passing year. So what exactly can you do to further your case when you suffer from a disease that isn’t officially recognized by the health care system?

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5 Symptoms of Lyme Disease That Often Get Misdiagnosed

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.

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4 Signs You Should Ask Your Doctor for a Lyme Test

Many of us aren’t very good at going to the doctor at the best of times; apart from the hypochondriacs among us, most normal people usually put off a trip to the doctors until it’s absolutely necessary. Although we all know we should go as soon as we notice a symptom, many times, it’s easier to let it slide until it can’t be ignored. Occasionally, this kind of attitude can have very serious consequences for our health, as if we let things go for too long, they have a chance to expand into our systems, sometimes without us even knowing about it. This is exactly what happens with Lyme disease, a controversial disorder that has currently infected hundreds of thousands of Americans in every state but Hawaii. Continue reading “4 Signs You Should Ask Your Doctor for a Lyme Test”

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Identifying Lyme Disease: Why “The Great Imitator” Is So Hard To Diagnose

Many people have heard of Lyme disease, but only a few can actually explain what it is and how the symptoms work. Unfortunately, this doesn’t include the vast majority of medical professionals, most of whom are still very much in the dark when it comes to Lyme. Most people know that you can only catch the disease from tick bites, but will dismiss it as an entirely East Coast phenomenon, only dangerous if you happen to go hiking in the deep woods of Connecticut or Maine. In reality, Lyme is a lot more dangerous and insidious than people believe, and one of the main problems confronting both patients and doctors alike is the lack of a stringent diagnosis. But why exactly is Lyme so hard to diagnose, and how can we solve this problem? Continue reading “Identifying Lyme Disease: Why “The Great Imitator” Is So Hard To Diagnose”