Fighting Chronic Lyme Disease

About

Lyme Disease is a chronic debilitating disease that is often associated with the bite from a tick. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.

Lyme Disease requires a greater awareness among our medical community who feel that the disease can be cured simply by administering antibiotics. While this may be the case when symptoms are caught early on, for those who are bit by insects and don’t exhibit the tell tale sign of a red dot with a ring, the results can be deadly. In fact, death from Lyme Neuroborreliosis is almost 100% certain!

There are many diseases and disorders that go hand in hand with Lyme. While it would be unfair to say that one causes the other, the association between the following and Lyme disease cannot be ignored:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multi-focal Motor Neuropathy

 

 

 

 

 

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"In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of Chronic Lyme Disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine."
Kenneth B. Liegner, MD
Board Certified Internist + training in Pathology and Critical Care Medicine / NY
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