4 Reasons Lyme Disease Causes Anxiety (And How You Can Fight It!)

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Anxiety is an insidious mental disorder that has the potential to completely cripple sufferers. Those who have never experienced anxiety often write it off as merely feeling anxious, but in reality it is a far more deep-rooted condition. It can rear its head at the most unlikely of times, without any perceivable external factors, and can vanish just as quickly. In other cases, it can be linked to a trigger mechanism, which can vary hugely on a case-to-case basis. Anxiety
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7 Ways to Protect Your Home Against Ticks

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Although ticks might look like harmless insects, they can actually cause a whole host of problems if you’re bitten by one. Ticks carry bacteria that can lead to serious infections and illnesses such as Lyme disease. There are some easy ways you can keep yourself safe from tick bites when you’re out in nature, but what should you be doing at home to protect yourself from ticks? Here are some ideas to keep you and your family safe from ticks.
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The 6 Most Common Lyme Disease Co-Infections

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In 2018, many people have heard of Lyme disease and are vaguely aware of the dangers it poses. We face a constant struggle in trying to reckon with this debilitating disease, but in recent years, it’s safe to say awareness is growing, for both patients and doctors alike. Lyme is fast becoming an epidemic, and global warming isn’t helping the situation, as it allows ticks to live longer and travel farther, and keeps people outside for more months of the
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8 Animals That Carry Ticks

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Want to know how to steer clear of Lyme-carrying ticks? Your best bet is to stay pretty far away from wildlife. There are many animals that carry ticks, and those ticks can then hop off the animal to feed off you. Here’s a look at which animals carry ticks and how you can protect yourself from tick bites. The main animal that generally carries ticks is deer. In fact, the black-legged tick is actually more commonly known as the deer
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6 Healthy Recipes That Are Perfect For Lyme Patients

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Eating well is an important part of Lyme disease treatment, and one that many people underestimate. Fighting back against this incredibly debilitating disorder is a daily struggle, and we need to give our bodies the best chance at overcoming the infection. There is, unfortunately, no one-size-fits-all cure for chronic Lyme, and although antibiotics can be an important element of treatment, they’re not the magic bullet that many people (and some doctors) believe them to be. The good news is that
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4 Improvements In Lyme Disease Treatment In The Last 10 Years

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Lyme disease has increased in prevalence in recent years, but thankfully, the effectiveness of treatment has also increased. Here are four key improvements to Lyme disease treatment that have come about in the last 10 years.   1. Higher visibility   Lyme disease is a problem all over the world. Most people have heard about it, but only a relative few take it as seriously as it needs to be taken. Most people in Europe consider it an American disease;
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4 Indicators of Lyme Disease That You Should Watch Out For

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The number of cases of Lyme disease has steadily increased, with hundreds of thousands of instances reported throughout Europe every year. Because Lyme disease is such a significant threat (especially if you’re someone who spends a lot of time in nature or works outdoors), you should know what to look for if you have been bitten by a tick. Here are the four major indicators that you’ve contracted Lyme disease.   Red bullseye rash   One of the most noticeable
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I Got Bitten by a Tick: Do I Have Lyme Disease?

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If you’ve been bitten by a tick, you might be worried that you have contracted Lyme disease. It can be a stressful process to determine if you have Lyme disease and to begin treatment. Here’s everything you need to know about the condition and what steps you should take to get back to good health. Lyme disease (also known as Lyme borreliosis) is a bacterial disease that’s transmitted from infected ticks to humans. It is a common disease in Europe
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Why a Healthy Diet is Important During Lyme Treatment: Q&A with Nutritional Scientist Lydia Madrigal

Fighting chronic illness is indelibly linked to diet and Lyme disease is no exception; we talk to Make Well’s nutritional scientist to discover why a healthy diet is crucial in fighting off this tick-borne disease. What is your background and where did your interest/specialisation in Lyme come from? I come from a scientific background. Initially I studied for a Bachelor of Science Biology both at the University of Freiburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, followed by the international Master’s
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The Importance of Treating All Co-Infections of Lyme Disease, with Dr. Nicolaus

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Dr. Carsten Nicolaus has been treating tick-borne diseases from his clinic in Augsburg for many years. Over that time, he’s seen many different variants of chronic Lyme disease, and has helped hundreds of patients in their constant battle against the disorder. However, it’s not always simply Lyme disease that Dr. Nicolaus and his team are up against. Many people think that Lyme is one singular condition, but in fact, the Lyme bacteria (borrelia) can infect a person simultaneously alongside other
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