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Musculoskeletal Symptoms Of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by the borrelia bacteria and is contracted when a person is bitten by an infected tick. When the bacteria makes its way into the body, it travels throughout the bloodstream, causing damage that may lead to various symptoms and ailments. At first the bacteria typically causes flu-like symptoms, but all systems in the body can become affected by a Lyme infection.

One such system that can be negatively affected by Lyme is the musculoskeletal system and all areas of the body that are part of it. But what is the musculoskeletal system, exactly, and how does the borrelia bacteria infiltrate it and cause damage? Read on to learn all you need to know about the potential musculoskeletal symptoms of Lyme disease.

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Neurological Complications Of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can create a range of different health issues if left untreated. Unfortunately, because the early stages of Lyme disease are so non-specific in terms of symptoms, many people may be completely unaware that they even have the infection. For people who don’t immediately think about tick bites when they feel flu symptoms come on, the possibility of Lyme disease is the furthest thing from their mind.

Unfortunately, having Lyme disease over the long term can lead to various debilitating symptoms – but diagnosing Lyme disease or getting it treated before it turns into something more sinister isn’t always the way things go for people who contract the infection. So what are the many health issues caused by chronic Lyme? Can neurological symptoms be one of them? Read on for all you need to know about the potential neurological complications of Lyme disease.

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Relevance Of Viral Load On Severity Of COVID Symptoms

Since 2020, medical professionals across the globe have been tirelessly investigating all there is to know about COVID-19. From the viral load and how the disease is passed on through communities to the factors that increase the risk of severe illness, researchers have been synthesizing information that could aid in slowing the spread and lowering the death toll.

While there is still much we do not fully understand about COVID-19, including how it affects people differently and why, there are some new studies shining light on the viral load and its possible connection to severe COVID-19 cases. So what is the relevance of viral load in the severity of COVID symptoms, exactly?

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Connection Between Lyme Disease & The Vagus Nerve

Lyme disease has the power to affect the body in various ways. When the borrelia bacteria, which causes Lyme disease, makes its way into the bloodstream from the bite of an infected tick, it travels throughout the body, settling in tissues, joints, the heart, and throughout the nervous system.

Because the bacteria can easily go undetected, Lyme disease is often hard to treat and can leave lasting symptoms. In the worst cases, the infection can lead to permanent damage to the joints and other areas of the body. Recent research has investigated chronic Lyme and the vagus nerve to see if there is any connection. But what is the vagus nerve, and can it actually be affected by Lyme disease?

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COVID-19, Flu, And Lyme Disease: How To Tell Symptoms Apart

Now that flu season has arrived, it may be hard to differentiate the symptoms of a typical flu from other health threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Lyme disease. The three conditions are all caused by different things, but can have eerily similar symptoms that make it difficult to determine what exactly is going in your body when you start to feel ill.

That being said, there are some ways to tell the three conditions apart. Since treatments vary significantly (as well as the potential outcomes of each type of infection), it’s important to be able to make the distinction. So, what are the symptoms of COVID-19, flu, and Lyme disease, and what can you do to tell them apart if you happen to fall ill? Read on to learn all you need to know.

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