Lyme Disease Treatment (Natural vs. Conventional) + Prevention Tips

Lyme Disease Symptoms & Causes

The Most Common Lyme Disease Symptoms:

Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that is transmitted by the tick or insect can spread throughout the body and cause a series of autoimmune-like reactions. Research done by the Department of Rheumatology at University of Würzburg in Germany shows that symptoms of Lyme disease are far-reaching and commonly affect the skin, heart, joints and nervous system. (1)

Symptoms and signs of Lyme disease include:

  • A temporary (acute) “butterfly” skin rash that appears where the tick bite occurred (called erythema migrans). Many, but not all, develop a rash shaped like a bull’s eye that appears as a red ring around a clear area with a red center.  The CDC reports that around 70 percent of Lyme disease patients develop this rash
  • Flu-like symptoms, especially shortly after being infected. These include a fever, trouble sleeping, neck pain, fatigue, chills, sweats and muscle aches
  • Poor sleep, chronic fatigue and lethargy
  • Digestive issues, including nausea and loss of appetite
  • Achiness and joint pains. The CDC has found that around 30 percent of Lyme patients develop symptoms of arthritis (2)
  • Long-term many people experience mood changes, included increased depression and fatigue
  • Cognitive changes are also a long-term symptom and include forgetfulness, headaches, brain fog, misplacing things and trouble concentrating

The “REAL” Cause of Lyme Disease:

As mentioned above, Lyme disease is triggered by an infection caused by a tick bite, but there’s much more to Lyme disease than that. I believe the real cause of chronic Lyme disease — meaning the type that cannot be effectively treated using antibiotics and lasts for more than six months — is related to these four things:

  1. Weakened immunity
  2. Inhibited cellular function and protection
  3. Systemic bacterial infection
  4. Environmental factors including exposure to mold and parasites

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