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Is Lyme disease more serious in the elderly?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: In many cases yes
Lyme disease can be serious at any age, but has highly variable effects depending on many factors, including what strain of lyme & other conditions the person has.
Someone with lyme who has other conditions such as parasites, co-infections like babesia & bartonella & heavy metal toxicity will become more ill than an otherwise healthy person. Elderly people often have more of these other conditions.

In brief: In many cases yes
Lyme disease can be serious at any age, but has highly variable effects depending on many factors, including what strain of lyme & other conditions the person has.
Someone with lyme who has other conditions such as parasites, co-infections like babesia & bartonella & heavy metal toxicity will become more ill than an otherwise healthy person. Elderly people often have more of these other conditions.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Holly Barth
General Practice
In brief: Can be
Any disease is usually more common in elderly.
The immune system tends to get weaker as we age. Therefore it is possible that elderly have a more difficult time combating diseases.

In brief: Can be
Any disease is usually more common in elderly.
The immune system tends to get weaker as we age. Therefore it is possible that elderly have a more difficult time combating diseases.
Holly Barth
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