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How Many People Die Yearly Worldwide From Lyme Disease
An infection: Lyme disease is a rickettsial infection caused by a tick bite that spreads the Lyme organism into the human host. It's most common features include skin joint and nerve involvement. Cardigan involvement with irregular rhythm can also occur. This could potentially be life threatening ...Read more
Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
What is being done with Lyme disease? I am making a website to aware people of Lyme disease and need to know what is being done with Lyme disease.
There : There is a lot of heated controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of lyme disease. Two organizations, the infectious disease society of america and the international lyme and associated diseases society have published treatment guidelines that are quite different in their view of this illness. Ilads supports the validity of chronic lyme disease as a real and common occurred that should be treated with antibiotics and supportive therapies until symptoms resolve, and that other tick born infections should be considered and tested for in the patient who does not recover with adequate treatment of the lyme infection. Idsa does not acknowledge the existence of chronic lyme disease and proposes a treatment of 3-4 weeks with doxycycline. If the patient continues to have symptoms following this treatment, ongoing antibiotics are not recommended and the symptoms are attributed to a newly proposed "syndrome" called "post lyme disease syndrome" which is basically a psychosomatic or inflammatory response and should be treated with antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs or pain medications, but not antibiotics. www.ilads.org can give you more information on this from the perspective of treating chronic lyme disease and this website will give you the idsa perspective: www.Idsociety.Org/lyme/ some good patient and family oriented information can be found at www.Lymedisease.Org. Good luck with your endeavor. Dr. Tedde rinker los altos, ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic Lyme disease have been treated for 4 years finally starting to feel better and now only on abx every two weeks why are so many doctors ?
In California?: Where did you get lyme? Not much in the west. I am glad you are better but many id physicians do not believe that there is a chronic lyme borelliosis. ...Read more
Taking enzymes and will start an abx protocol for Lyme disease.Will the enzymes affect the abx by reducing its effects?How many hours between them?
Caution re: abx !: Antibiotics work great for those recently infected with lyme but, based on extensive experience, often do more harm than good in chronic lyme. Even if you do use them this should only be done after extensive preparation of detoxifying, correcting nutrient deficiencies, balancing hormones, stress reduction, treating parasites/co-infections etc.See http://bit.Ly/1e7glux enzymes should not interfere. ...Read more
Looking for specialist in Lyme disease in massachusetts. Have always tested negative with pcp i've been having many symptoms over 8 yrs!?
Why are u assuming?: Your pcp likely used the cdc recommended two-step lyme test using eia and western blot. If it's negative, then have you ever considered an alternative diagnosis other than lyme? In many cases, there is another cause for the symptoms you have that is not just attributable to lyme, but to other diseases. If you can keep an open mind, then consider an id specialist - then you'll find the real dx. ...Read more
Could Lyme disease reoccur? And can it be passed to children? I was sick with very random and strange mental and physical symptoms as a teen and at 17 after many tests i was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I was treated for about a year with antibiotics, and
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