Top
20
Doctor insights on: Lymes Disease And Dehydration

Share
Dr. Randy Baker
651 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Could my Lyme disease headaches have just been dehydration?If I had Neurological Lyme wouldn't I have goten Bell's Palsy?Albumin 5.8, other labs norml

Could my Lyme disease headaches have just been dehydration?If I had Neurological Lyme wouldn't I have goten Bell's Palsy?Albumin 5.8, other labs norml

Perhaps, no: Lyme disease can cause any symptom, including headaches, but if you have Lyme it does not mean all your symptoms are caused by Lyme. Dehydration can cause headaches whether you have Lyme or not. If staying hydrated prevents your headaches they're probably not due to Lyme.And while many with Bell's Palsy have Lyme, most with Lyme don't get Bell's Palsy. High albumin is usually due to dehydration. ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
I have lymes disease. What can I expect?

I have lymes disease. What can I expect?

See details: You can expect to be treated with antibiotics and have your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

5

5
What's my chance of having lymes disease?

See details: First of all you need to be bitten by a deer tick and the tick has to remain attached for 12-24 hours. If you have not been bitten the risk is zero. If you have the risk is up to 80%. K ...Read more

6

6
How to determine if I have lymes disease?

How to determine if I have lymes disease?

See details: The easiest way is a blood test. If you have a known deer tick bite and the characteristic skin rash, that is also presumptive. ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Lyme disease life threatening?

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

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

12

12
Can accupuncture help Lyme disease?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
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

15

15
Does Lyme disease occur in Missouri?

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

17

17
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

18

18
Does having surgery affect Lyme disease?

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

20

20
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Ashu Syal
655 doctors shared insights

Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more