Should Lyme Disease Awareness Month Move From May To April?

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As we move into the month of May, spring is in full swing and summer is visible on the horizon. This time of year is also significant for Lyme patients and their families, since May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Lyme activists around the world use the 31 days of May to engage in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness about the disease and raise funds for its continued research. Lyme is a controversial subject that needs all
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How Boswellia Can Aid In The Treatment Of Chronic Lyme Disease

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The fight against chronic Lyme disease is long and arduous. If you’re lucky enough to identify the disease in its acute window, then treatment is relatively straightforward. A course or two of common antibiotics can usually clear up a Lyme infection if it’s caught early enough. However, if the disease progresses to the chronic stage, both treatment and diagnosis become a lot more complicated. It’s no longer as simple as prescribing antibiotics, as the Lyme bacteria is too entrenched within
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4 Reasons Why Lyme Disease Is Often Misunderstood By Doctors

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Despite the fact that Lyme disease is a prevalent disorder on every continent bar Antarctica, we still don’t have a good grip on it. Most people know it’s spread by tick bites and is predominant in the north-eastern United States, which is true, but only relatively so. Lyme disease continues to spread around the world, with numbers of cases increasing year after year. Unfortunately, our medical knowledge is not keeping up with the incessant spread of the disorder, meaning that
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How Lyme Disease Affects Your Metabolism

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Lyme disease is a severely debilitating disorder that affects many facets of a patient’s body. It is caused by the pathogen borrelia, an insidious strain of bacteria that cements itself in the patient’s system over time, making it very hard to treat if missed in the early stages. Acute Lyme is identified as the first stage of the disease; at this stage, symptoms can mimic the flu. The acute stage lasts for a few weeks and, if caught at this
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Tired and Don’t Know Why? Have You Recently Spent Time Outdoors?

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There are many factors to consider if you think you might have contracted Lyme disease. If you have spent some time outdoors and now have a rash, or you’re feeling tired and don’t know why, it’s possible you have been bitten by a tick and infected with Lyme. Here’s how to tell if you might have Lyme disease. The first thing to evaluate is whether you’ve been in any high-risk environments recently. The woods (especially off the beaten path), as
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How Lyme Disease Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Dealing with any type of chronic illness can have a negative effect on your mental health. Besides coping with your symptoms, you have to navigate the complicated medical world of doctor’s appointments and tests – all while managing to still care for yourself. You might experience heightened anxiety or bouts with depression because of this struggle. If you have Lyme disease, these battles can be even more difficult. This condition is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which can end up having
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FODMAPs And The Lyme Disease Treatment Diet: All You Need To Know

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Gastrointestinal health is a hot topic at the moment, and for good reason: much of your overall general health is governed by the state of your gut. In fact, the gut is often referred to as the body’s second brain. While you get on with the cognitive stuff, bacteria in the digestive system are busy making autonomous decisions that benefit the whole body, via a network called the enteric nervous system (ENS for short). There’s always a lot of information
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5 Tips To Reduce Inflammation In The Body

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People tend to think of inflammation as a bad thing, but in fact, it’s usually a helpful process that occurs naturally in the body. Inflammation is your system’s response to tissue damage and/or invasion of harmful bacteria; it comes in many shapes and sizes, and can occur thanks to the smallest of cuts or the most debilitating of diseases. Under the surface, your body is working hard to send white blood cells to the site of the damage or injury,
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How Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Be Mistaken for Lyme Disease

Because not all doctors are trained to properly spot and diagnose Lyme disease, there are many people who end up getting misdiagnosed with other conditions. One common misdiagnosis is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which does have some similarities to Lyme disease. Here’s a breakdown of why these conditions are sometimes confused for one another. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mental illness that affects millions of people throughout Europe. It’s categorised as a type of depression that occurs at the same
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Is Your Dog Safe From Lyme Disease?

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As scary as Lyme disease can be for humans, it can also be devastating for animals as well. If you want to make sure your dog is safe from Lyme, check out these tips!   Keep your home protected from ticks The best thing you can do to protect your dog (and yourself) from ticks is to make your home and garden as unfriendly to ticks as possible. First, make sure your grass is always cut short (no higher than
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