Lyme disease is an underreported, under-researched, and often debilitating disease transmitted by spirochete bacteria .
The spiral-shaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, are transmitted by black legged deer ticks. Lyme’s wide range of symptoms mimic those of many other ailments, making it difficult to diagnose, therefore it is Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed due to its great mimicry to symptoms of many other ailments.
estimates suggest that Lyme disease is profoundly underreported
Most people with Lyme if treated right away with three weeks of antibiotics have a good prognosis.
But if not treated for weeks, months, or even years after infection, Lyme becomes more difficult to treat. Within days of the bite, the bacteria can move to central nervous system, muscles and joints, eyes, and heart.
10 Signs that may indicate Chronic Lyme Disease:
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Eye inflammation
- Liver inflammation
- Joint inflammation
- Severe fatigue
- Neurological problems including memory loss, headaches, dizziness, confusion
- Numbness and tingling
- Mood changes
- Sensitivity to light
Debilitating fatigue, tremendous brain fog, aching all over, burning in feet and tingling in hands, skin rashes, joint pain, chest pain, heart palpitations, mood changes, and poor sleep.
Chronic Lyme disease can affect the skin, brain, nervous system, muscles, bones, cartilage, and every other body system. This is a truly pernicious disease.
Chronic Lyme disease often mimics symptoms of other diseases such Fibromyalgia and gets misdiagnosed!
Its important to rule out this disease IF YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS.
Dr Kalpana Shekhawat-M.D.
Functional Medicine Specialist
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