Why is Morgellons Such a Controversial Disorder?

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Morgellons is a relatively new addition to the spectrum of human disorders, yet it remains an extremely controversial topic in medical circles. This is particularly strange for a disease with such unique and distinctive symptoms; unlike more insidious disorders that can mirror or imitate other, more widespread afflictions, Morgellons has a set of symptoms all its own. Which makes it all the more curious why it has continually been dismissed as a psychiatric disorder, when such obvious physical manifestations are
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5 Nutritional Diet Tips for Lyme Patients

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When people think about clearing up infections, the first thing they immediately look to are antibiotics. They are a tried-and-tested method of removing a whole host of dangerous infections, and in most cases are usually startlingly effective. When it comes to chronic Lyme disease however, the approach to treatment needs to be a little broader. Lyme is an insidious infection which can lodge itself in the sufferer’s system for years, becoming thoroughly entrenched and very difficult to eliminate cleanly. Lyme
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5 Symptoms to Watch Out For After a Tick Bite

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As spring turns to summer, tick bites are on the rise all over the world. There are a variety of illness associated with tick bites, ranging from the mild to the severe, which must be taken into account when confronted with a tick bite. Although they’re small, these tiny insects have the capacity to do a lot of damage to the human body, especially if the malady is left untreated or goes unnoticed in the initial stages.   The main
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The Differences Between Acute and Chronic Lyme Disease

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When most people think of Lyme disease, they think of it as a singular condition. In fact, this debilitating disorder has two distinct phases, broadly categorised as acute and chronic. Lyme is a condition that can sneak its way inside the body undetected, infecting the patient over a course of many months or years. As it progresses, the symptoms of Lyme change dramatically as well, meaning that identification of either phase of the disease is troublesome for doctors and patients
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Why is it so Challenging to Diagnose Lyme Disease?

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In the pantheon of human afflictions, Lyme disease is significantly underestimated. This insidious condition affects hundreds of thousands of people all across the globe every year, yet its detection, diagnosis and treatment are routinely a challenge for both doctors and patients alike. Lyme is actually considered to be one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in both America and Europe, but it’s largely misunderstood and underdiagnosed on both continents, especially the latter. Why is this exactly? The answer lies in
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5 Ways You Can Easily Get Bitten by a Tick

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As the temperature heats up and tick season descends, many people are wondering how best to avoid being bitten by these small but dangerous insects. They are known carriers of a host of diseases, many of which can be passed on to humans through the bloodstream. The most notorious of these contagious conditions is undoubtedly Lyme Disease, a sinister, dangerous and somewhat misunderstood disorder that infects hundreds of thousands of people across the world every year. If left unchecked, Lyme
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4 Common Symptoms of Acute Lyme Disease That Resemble Flu

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Even in its acute stages, Lyme Disease is a tough disorder to pin down – yet it affects millions of people all over the world every year. Upon casually hearing the name ‘Lyme Disease’, many associate it with America; and while there are significant numbers of Lyme cases in the U.S., Europe is almost equally besieged by the disease, albeit a slightly different variant. Lyme is transferred to humans by ticks; in the U.S. the carrier is the black-legged tick,
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Morgellons Disease: Why This Medical ‘Myth’ Is All Too Real

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One of the most enigmatic disease to have emerged in recent times is a little-known and little-understood condition named Morgellons disease. While humans have been battling strange ailments of all kinds for centuries, Morgellons is a relatively new addition to the pantheon of human afflictions, arriving fully-formed in the 21st century. It was discovered in 2001 by a concerned mother and biologist called Mary Leitao, whose young son developed sores under his lip and started complaining of ‘bugs’. When numerous
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An Introduction to Morgellons Disease: All You Need to Know

There are many strange and bizarre afflictions out there; the human body is an extremely complicated piece of machinery and unfortunately there’s a lot that can go wrong with it. Usually these ailments are definitive and a clear-cut path exists for their treatment; sometimes, however, a condition exists that defies doctors’ expectations and confounds the medical community at large. Morgellons disease is one such condition. A relative newcomer in the pantheon of human afflictions, Morgellons was discovered in 2001, not
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