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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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