Lyme disease is a complex bacterial infection that has exploded across the United States in the past 30 years. However, this disease is not limited to borders-there are actually more than 300 different strains of Lyme bacteria on every continent in the world (except Antarctica).
Unfortunately, the CDC or the entire medical community did not realize the increase in these cases, resulting in hundreds (or even thousands) of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed Lyme disease.
At The Healthy Place, we are very keen to raise the awareness of the surrounding communities and support people in the communities suffering from this deadly disease.
The 1980s and Dr. BurgdorferiIn 1981, scientists studying another tick-transmitted disease "Rocky Mountain spotted fever" began to study Lyme disease. He discovered that the disease is spread by the deer tick, which is a bacteria called spirochetes. In honor of Dr. Willy Burgdorfer, the bacterium is called Borrelia burgdorferi.
Dr. Burgdorfer started treatment with antibiotics, which had some effects, especially for early cases of Lyme disease. His research inspired others to continue investigating, albeit on a small scale.
Current Lyme Research
Since the 1980s, Lyme disease has increased dramatically. There are so many that Lyme disease is listed as one of the top ten notifiable diseases by the CDC. Unfortunately, this awareness did not further promote medical doctors’ education of Lyme disease or the complexity of the public.
Today, Lyme disease is one of theffast fastestwgrowing actor or-borne infections in the United States. It is estimated that in the United States alone, there are more than 325,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year, almost twice the number of new breast cancer cases each year! Lyme disease is now reported in every state in the continental United States. And, most importantly, the diagnostic tools used to confirm the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi are imperfect at best.
Obviously, there is still a lot of research and understanding of the office.
What can Lyme Bacteria do?Once bacteria enter the human body, they will immediately find a hiding place. The corkscrew shape of bacteria allows it to inhabit sticky tissues (such as muscles, nerves, cartilage, and organs, including the heart, lungs, and brain) because it can penetrate into the tissues. Spiral needles enter other parts of the body through the flow of blood, but usually, they are hidden in vital organs.
In order to make itself invisible (or at least more difficult to detect) the body's immune system, Lyme spirochetes can modify its genome and change the antigens it releases to hide from the body. Because it can change rapidly, it is difficult for your body and antibiotics to keep up. Just after your body determines its attack system and the characteristics of the intruder, the spirochetes will immediately change its appearance, and your body must start again.
What makes things more complicated is that the antigens rubbed off by the spirochetes onto human cells appear in your immune system like the invading bacteria themselves. Sometimes, these antigen-bearing parts of the human body will be attacked by the immune system to drive out invaders. This is why Lyme disease is often mistaken for an autoimmune disease-because your body is actually attacking itself.
As if this is not enough, Lyme spirochetes will also establish biofilm communities to protect them from the human immune system, antibiotic,s and other defense methods. Think of it as an invisible hiding place in your body, making the attacker completely safe from detection. These biofilm communities can successfully survive and hide in your body for many years, only when your health is compromised due to other health challenges, hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause,) or even stress.
How do you get Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is usually transmitted to humans through bites. Wood ticks (larger brown ticks approximately equal to the size of "O") and deer ticks (small black approximately equal to the period) can transmit Lyme disease, as well as twelve other tick-transmitted diseases.
Lyme spirochetes are transferred from the intestine of the tick to the host through the saliva. Spirochetes initially infect a local area, but can quickly spread to other parts of the body through the blood.
But tick is not the only host of Lyme disease. Flies, mosquitoes, fleas, and even spiders can transmit Lyme disease (although this is less common). Lyme disease can also be transmitted through sex, congenital (through the placenta), and blood transfusion.
What are the First Symptoms of Lyme Disease?Many people who currently suffer from chronic Lyme disease do not remember that they have been bitten by lice. Only 40% (or less!) of people who are bitten will experience the classic bull's eye rash. Smaller irritating bite marks are more common and are often mistaken for spider bites.
Normally, people hardly notice thee mild flu Most people will have a low-grade fever, some joint pain and swelling, and other flu symptoms. Since flu is not uncommon in spring or summer, most people treat these symptoms as a bug.
Some people suffer from a more serious initial infection, usually severe muscle or joint pain in the neck or knee. Often accompanied by high fever, nausea, dizziness, headache, muscle ache,s, and other symptoms.
Symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease InfectionIf Lyme disease is not detected early, these symptoms will develop into more serious signs of the disease. The following is a fairly comprehensive list of symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. At any given time, you may encounter some or most of them. One of the characteristics of Lyme disease is the fluctuation of symptoms, which are usually periodic. These symptoms may change according to the season, immune system activity, Lyme bacteria activity, hormonal cycle,e or other external and internal influences.
- Unexplained hair loss
- Mild or severe headache, seizure
- Head pressure, white matter lesions of the brain (MRI)
- Twitching of the face or other muscles
- Facial paralysis (Bell's palsy, Horner's syndrome)
- Tingling of nose, tongue or cheeks
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Dental problems
- sore throat
- Runny nose, especially in the morning
- Stiff, painful neck
- Hip pain
- Tingling and muscle cramps
- Blurred or double vision floating-point increase
- Eye pain, possible swelling around the eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Flashing lights at the corners of the eyes, peripheral waves or phantoms
- Hearing loss in one or both ears, clogged ears
- Ears buzzing
- Ear pain, allergic to sound
- Ringing in one or both ears
- Temporarily unhappy
- Irritable bladder (start and stop trouble) or interstitial cystitis
- stomach upset (nausea or pain)
- Increased food sensitivity
- Bone pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Stiffness and swelling of the joints, back, neck, tennis elbow
- Muscle pain or cramps (fibromyalgia)
- Migration pain (temporary pain, usually in muscles, bones, and joints)
Respiratory and Circulatory System
- Shortness of breath, air hunger
- Chronic cough
- Chest pain or sore ribs
- Night sweats
- Heart arrhythmia
- Endocarditis, heart obstruction
- Tremor or unexplainable shaking
- Burns or stabs the body
- Fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy or partial paralysis
- Head pressure
- Numbness or tingling all over
- Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking
- Increased motion sickness
- Dizziness, dizziness
- Mood swings, irritability, bipolar disorder
- Disorientation (disoriented or disoriented)
- Feels like going crazy
- Emotional overreaction, easy to cry
- Excessive sleepiness or insomnia
- Difficulty falling asleep and/or falling asleep
- Narcolepsy, sleep apnea
- Panic attack, anxiety
- Memory loss (short-term or long-term)
- Confusion, brain fog, difficulty thinking
- Hard to concentrate
- Confusing directions or forgetting how to navigate to well-known locations
- Slow or vague speech
- Word gaps or difficulty in remembering well-known words or names
- Stuttering speech
- Forgot how to perform simple tasks
Reproduction and Sex
- Loss of libido
- Sexual dysfunction
- Unexplained menstrual pain, irregular
- Unexplained breast pain, discharge
- Testicular or pelvic pain
- Phantom smell
- Sudden weight fluctuations
- Stubborn weight gain or inability to gain weight
- Swollen glands or lymph nodes
- Unexplained fever (high or low)
- Persistent infection (sinuses, kidneys, eyes, bladder, yeast, etc.)
- Low body temperature, difficult to keep warm
- Chemical sensitivity
- Increased effects of alcohol, hangovers may worsen
If you think you or your loved ones may have Lyme disease, we strongly recommend that you contact a Lyme literate doctor or natural therapy as soon as possible. This disease is extremely difficult to treat, and the longer it is left untreated, it will penetrate into your body and cause more symptoms.
We know that Lyme disease treatment is extremely expensive, and most of the medical care required is not covered by insurance. We are happy to provide support to people with Lyme disease in the community, so if you, when you go to our store or call us, mention this article and you will get 20% of the total first purchase amount The discount and free membership can provide a 10% discount for your future orders.