Lyme Disease, the Tick that won’t stop!
How was Lyme Disease named?
Lyme disease named for the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where the disease was first identified in patients. It is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, pronounced
(boar-ELL-ee-uh burg-dorf-ERR-eye). This bacteria is a spirochete.
What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease, visible and non visible symptoms often include a circular rash, and accompanying flu-like symptoms. If left untreated, symptoms can include painfully stiff joints, migraines, fatigue, paralysis of the facial nerves (Bell’s palsy), inflammation and enlargement of the heart, meningitis muscle brain fog and other neurological complications.
Locations of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease; it is easier to list where it is not found, as the issue is wide spread. The disease has been reported in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, North Central, and Pacific coastal regions of the United States, Poland, Belgium, Asia, England, and France. It is most prevalent in the northeastern states of the United States, with about half of all cases clustered in New York and Connecticut.
Multiple stags of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a multi-system, multi-stage, inflammatory illness. In its early stages, the disease is readily cured with oral antibiotics; however, untreated or inadequately treated infection may progress to late-stage rheumatologic or neurological complications requiring more intensive therapy.
Pharmaceutical and Herbal Treatments
Treatment of Lyme disease utilizes a 2-4 week course of antibiotics, doxycycline or Amoxicillin. Over use of antibiotics leads to becoming antibiotic resistant. Once this happens natural herbal treatments seem to be the next course of healing. Several books have been written on herbal healing for Lyme Disease. One of the more notable is Healing Lyme Disease by Stephan Buhner. In his book he talks about Resveratol, Red Root, Andrographis, Stephania root, as well as other herbal remedies.
You can order herbs for the treatment of lyme disease.
Fast Facts about Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is not contagious, so you can’t catch it from another person.
Lyme disease is usually successfully treated once recognized.
Blood tests may be negative in the first weeks of infection.
Lyme disease, and the bacteria b.burgdorferi are the cause of the chronic fatigue.
Lyme disease knee pain is a very common disease among patients with Lyme disease which is caused by bacterial infections and whose symptomatic manifestations include fever, headache and an awful inflammation of the joints.
Lyme disease is called the “Great Imitator” because it can mimic many other diseases, which makes diagnosis difficult.
Lyme Disease can be transmitted through blood transfusions and organ transplants; thus, anyone with Lyme should NOT donate blood or organs.
For more information on Lyme disease, contact the American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 466, Lyme, CT 06371.