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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Which type of doctor specializes in Lyme disease?

Which type of doctor specializes in Lyme disease?

Infectious disease: Lyme disease understanding has become more widespread among the medical community and so family doctors, internists and emergency room doctors have experience with this. The top of the line would be an infectious disease specialist although these mostly see patients on referral from other doctors. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Lyme: Lyme disease can affect the nervous system and if you are having persistent headaches seek an evaluation with your pmd. ...Read more

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Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Yes: Yes. Lyme carditis effecting heart conduction system causing bradycardia to complete heart block and need permanent pace maker. Please see cardiologist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Cannot diagnose: You need to be thoroughly evaluated and to communicate effectively with the doctor (s) seeing you. This cannot be done long distance over the internet. Make a detailed list of all your symptoms, the sequence in which they occur and their relationships with each other and take this with all you prior medical records to either a rheumatologist or an infectious diseases doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss that with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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How was lyme disease discovered?

How was lyme disease discovered?

Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occurred in Connecticut, United States, in 1975. Further investigation by many including Alan Steere of Yale came up with the diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless, that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease prevalent in the us?

YES: No one knows for sure how many people in the US have lyme disease; one estimate I have seen is 115, 000 but the number is likely much higher. The CDC says there are about 27, 000 new cases a year but estimates only 1 in 10 are reported, so the CDC estimate is 270, 000 new cases per year. Some Lyme experts feel only 1 in 25 cases are reported, which would mean nearly 700, 000 new cases a year. See comment. ...Read more

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What months are heaviest for Lyme disease?

See details: When the ticks are most active. The warm weather months. ...Read more

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What to do if I possibly have lymes disease?

See details: See a doctor, have blood tests for Lyme done and treat with antibiotics if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a Lyme disease test?

Is there a Lyme disease test?

Yes: There are blood and cerbrospinal fluid tests that can be done to aid in the diagnosis of lyme disease. They must be interpreted carefully by experienced clinicians. ...Read more

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Lyme disease life threatening?

Rarely: If properly diagnosed and treated, good results. If diagnosis of lyme is incorrect, there is damage from that inappropriate treatment and from not making the correct diagnosisl. ...Read more

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How can you prevent Lyme disease?

How can you prevent Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/lyme/prev/on_people. Html. ...Read more

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Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

In some cases but...: Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells) and that the level often increases as patents improve. However, not all lyme patients have low cd57 counts. A low cd57 may be supportive of a lyme diagnosis but a high level in no way rules it out. See my comment for more info:. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture help Lyme disease?

Not sure: I've had a patient who was helped by her acupuncturist with fatigue, but others have not been helped. The only way is to give it a try, assuming it is ok with the doctor treating your lyme disease. Keep a journal and see how you are before and after sessions, and if you are helped, how long the effect lasts. ...Read more

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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause hypoglycemia?

Can Lyme disease cause hypoglycemia?

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. ...Read more

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Does Lyme disease occur in Missouri?

Lyme disease: Can occur anywhere where there are deer. The infection is carried by a tick that lives on these animals and is picked up by humans as they walk through the long grass. ...Read more

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Can I get Lyme disease from a cat bite?

Can I get Lyme disease from a cat bite?

No: Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks. Deer tick bites can transmit the lyme disease not cat bites. Pasturella infections are often times associated with cat bites and can progress very rapidly, they are treated with penicillin. ...Read more

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Does having surgery affect Lyme disease?

Unlikely: That would be unlikely but what specific surgery do you mean? ...Read more

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Can you get lymes disease from flea bites?

Can you get lymes disease from flea bites?

No: Fleas can carry tapeworms ; murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more