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What is the cause of lyme disease usually?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Borrelia bacteria: Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi.It is usually transmitted by deer ticks & the longer the tick is attached the greater the chance of infection.However, about half of those with lyme do not recall being bitten by a tick.It is proven that stinging flies can transmit it & possibly spiders, mosquitoes etc.It may be sexually transmitted & passed to babies in utero.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does Lyme disease cause diareha?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Diarrhea is not a common feature of lyme disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes Lyme disease?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick.
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Often people with Lyme disease do not recall getting a tick bite. The most common reason for this is that the nymph tick (pre-adult) is as small as the head of a pin and when attached is often invisible. Often, people do not get the classic "Bull's eye rash" which is a classic diagnostic sign.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do fleas cause Lyme disease?

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Dr. Tineke Malus
Environmental Health 11 years experience
Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of lyme disease in humans this way.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can Lyme disease cause hypoglycemia?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes.Blogspot.Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease.Html.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Which tick can cause Lyme Disease? Dog fleas?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution

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