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how does lyme disease affect the heart

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
8 years experience Family Medicine
New test: You can check for nagalase test, cbc, macrophage , how are the t and b . I suppose they check chest x/r, or only are you referring the lime d lab comi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Lyme disease: The classic "bull's eye" rash of Lyme disease is present in some form in around 80% of cases. Consider following up with your provider to possibly che ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. Lyme disease is called a "great imitater" meaning it can theoretically cause anything. Hope you get well.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked d ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Related : The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Respiration and hear: Severe coronary artery disease advrsly affecet respirations.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Many possibilities: Physical symptoms: resting tremor, slow movements, rigidity (stiffness) of muscles & posture. Causing slow walking, masked face, decreased blink rate, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath or dyspnea can be a symptom of the respiratory system or from coronary disease. Heart disease can make it more difficult to breath ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: If the heart doesn't pump adequate blood to supply the demands of the various organ systems, they don't function normally
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart. It may be infectious or inflammatory. It disorders heart muscle function and can cause both electrical and m ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alzheimer: Causes atrophy (shrinkage) of brain tissue, mainly front, leading to loss of cognitive functions.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabete ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe mem ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lowers immunity : Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lack of blood supply: Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Disease of arteries often leads to blockage of blood flow. Lack of blood supply causes death of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms/lifespan: Coronary artery disease affects the quality of life and the length of life. Quality of life is affected by reduced functional capacity (ability to do ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience Neurology
Multiple ways: Deposits of amyloid (plaques) and tau (tangles). Disruption of synaptic function. Loss of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Neuronal death.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Short / poor quality: The lack of a specific enzyme in the brain allows the build up of byproducts of metabolism that interfere with vital functions and cause nerves to deg ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
May not: However, with symptoms of angina chest pressure and pain, people may not breathe deeply. With clots on the right heart from myocardial infarction, pu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Complex disorder: Predominantly a disease of low levels of neurotransmitters in the brain involving pigmented nuclei. Main culprit is declining dopamine level in basal ... Read More

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