Lyme Disease

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a spirochetal infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. It is caused by a type of bacterium called a spirochete.  An infected tick can transmit the spirochetes to the  humans and animals it bites. It is a multi systemic inflammatory infection. If left untreated it will travel from your skin, through the bloodstream, joints, organs, and will establish itself in various body tissues.

Lyme disease symptoms can start with flu like symptoms, headaches, muscle and joint pain. Over time, the symptoms can continue to worsen and turn into a long-lived inflammatory response that is similar to an autoimmune illness.

It’s important to understand that although Lyme disease originates from an insect bite, symptoms are caused by an inflammatory infection that has a lot to do with the strength of someone’s immune system. Two people who are both bit by the same insect carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can respond very differently. That’s why preventing and treating Lyme disease symptoms by improving overall immunity is key.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Severe headaches and neck stiffness

  • Additional EM rashes on other areas of the body

  • Arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling, particularly the knees and other large joints.

  • Facial or Bell's palsy (loss of muscle tone or droop on one or both sides of the face)

  • Intermittent pain in tendons, muscles, joints, and bones

  • Heart palpitations or an irregular heart beat (Lyme carditis)

  • Episodes of dizziness or shortness of breath

  • Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord

  • Nerve pain

  • Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet

  • Problems with short-term memory

  • Profound fatigue

  • Cognitive difficulties

  • Chills, sweats, skin flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Tremors, shakiness

  • Numbness, tingling, shifting pain

"Once I was able to get Lyme under control, it became my greatest gift."

-Lauren R. age 29

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