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The Impact of Lyme Co-Infections and Proper Management

The Impact of Lyme Co-Infections and Proper Management

Ticks can carry multiple infections at once. This means they can also infect you with more than one disease when they bite and embed in your body. The Borrelia bacteria cause Lyme. This bacterium does not cause other infections. It is its own separate infection that...
How to Support People with Lyme Disease

How to Support People with Lyme Disease

If you know someone with Lyme disease, the best way to support them is by understanding the disease. Lyme disease affects hundreds of thousands of people every year. It is contracted by coming into contact with a deer tick, or black-legged tick, that carries the Lyme...
Where is Lyme Disease Common and How to Stay Safe

Where is Lyme Disease Common and How to Stay Safe

Lyme disease in humans was first discovered and given a name in 1975 when people living in Lyme, Connecticut, began experiencing arthritic symptoms, which were the same in both children and adults. In the next few years, two persistent mothers became researchers,...
What Do Lyme Disease Headaches Feel Like?

What Do Lyme Disease Headaches Feel Like?

Lyme disease is diagnosed in hundreds of thousands of Americans. This number is likely much higher due to testing methods available being primarily inaccurate. Those who receive a positive test result are undertreated since most general practitioners prescribe only...
Lyme Disease Flare Up Symptoms to Know and How to Treat

Lyme Disease Flare Up Symptoms to Know and How to Treat

If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans with Lyme disease, you know the symptoms come and go. Some days you feel well enough to accomplish all your chores and responsibilities. Other days your flare-ups keep you in bed. Lyme disease flare-up symptoms...
9 Key Questions to Ask Your Lyme Disease Doctor

9 Key Questions to Ask Your Lyme Disease Doctor

If you have Lyme disease or think you may have it, you need to know everything about the disorder. Lyme disease is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can affect how you function personally, professionally, and socially. It can limit your physical and mental...
7 Tips for Managing Chronic Illness Burnout

7 Tips for Managing Chronic Illness Burnout

Burnout is now an official diagnosis. The World Health Organization added it to the International Classification of Diseases. There are three components of burnout: feeling depleted of energy or feeling exhausted, cynicism or mentally distancing yourself, and a lack...
Lyme Disease and Heart Health: What to Know

Lyme Disease and Heart Health: What to Know

Lyme disease occurs when an infected deer tick transmits the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria into your bloodstream. The infection travels through your bloodstream to all parts of your body, including the heart. When Lyme infection enters the tissues and lining of the...
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