Is Lyme Disease Contagious?

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In previous decades, Lyme disease was not a well-known condition, and most people understood very little about it. In recent years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in people being diagnosed with Lyme disease. This increase in diagnoses correlates to the increase in tick populations around the world, as Lyme disease is contracted through being bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria that causes the disease. Considering that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention anticipates that the rates
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Pollen’s in The Air: How to Tell If Your Allergies Are Actually Lyme Disease Symptoms

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What Is Pollen Allergy? Pollen is a fine powder produced by trees, flowers and other plants. Many people experience some unpleasant symptoms because their immune system mistakenly identifies the harmless pollen as a dangerous intruder. It’s one of the most common causes of allergies in the world. Some people have the symptoms of pollen allergy all year round, while others only have them during certain times of the year, when a particular plant is in bloom. Pollen allergy is often
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How To Distinguish Between Symptoms Of Summer Fatigue And Lyme Disease

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As summer rolls in, most people are happy for the opportunity to get out and about in the sunshine. The dark, cold hours of winter are gone for another year, and with the summer comes long days, warm nights and the opportunity for barbecues, swimming, sunbathing and picnics. However, it’s not all sunshine and smiles; as with any season, there are some health concerns that come along with the summer, not least of all summer fatigue. Unfortunately, the symptoms of
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How Probiotics Can Help To Reduce Symptoms Of Chronic Fatigue

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If you’re one of the millions of people dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome, you know how debilitating this condition can be. Simply checking basic tasks off your to-do list may leave you exhausted, and you might find yourself regularly struggling to get out of bed. Sometimes referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious illness that makes living a normal, active life extremely difficult. In addition to a feeling of exhaustion that no amount of sleep can
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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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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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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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How Lyme Disease Affects Patients‘ Immune Systems

Every year, 30,000 new cases of Lyme are reported to the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and that number doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. Elsewhere, Lyme has infected almost every country on the globe, resulting in numerous debilitating symptoms that aren’t well understood by the medical community at large. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans via tick bites, with various species of tick carrying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria required for human infection. Despite
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5 Ways Chronic Lyme Disease is Different from Acute Lyme Disease

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While undoubtedly a prolific affliction, Lyme disease remains something of a mystery to many medical professionals. It’s an odd, enigmatic disease, that mutates and transforms the longer it stays in the body. It is spread by ticks, who attach themselves to humans by a variety of transference methods; most likely, people will become infected with the disease when they’re out walking in the country. Long grass is an especially prolific place for ticks to lie in wait; often people don’t
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