Let’s recap what we’ve learned about Lyme disease treatment in January, shall we?
As we come to the end of the month, we must look at all of our resources that can better support Lyme disease treatment. This means educating ourselves about the impact of modern medicine to treat Lyme disease, neurologic Lyme disease symptoms and treatment, and why practicing a healthy Lyme disease diet is important.
Read further for more details.
The Impact of Modern Medicine to Treat Lyme Disease
For years you have heard, “Science is exact,” or “You can’t argue with science.” Well, today, we know these statements are not necessarily correct. The most obvious example is the Coronavirus, which has shown us the virus, and even the vaccine, has different effects on every person.
Lyme disease is a less extreme example of how science, and how we treat diseases, is an evolving process rather than an exact, one-size-fits-all solution.
Before discussing how modern medicine impacts the treatment of Lyme disease, we must first understand its definition.
Understanding Neurologic Lyme Disease Symptoms and Treatment
Lyme disease can affect many different parts of the body, including the cranial, peripheral, and central nervous system. Many people experience neurologic Lyme symptoms in stage three of their disease. However, they can occur at any time.
The symptoms can be traumatic and devastating. Unfortunately, they can even trigger other diseases like MS. Further, neurologic Lyme symptoms can mimic those of other disorders. It’s imperative to work with a doctor who can accurately diagnose your symptoms.
A Lyme literate doctor can not only correctly diagnose you, but they can help you understand your specific neurologic symptoms and formulate an effective treatment plan using modern medical treatments.
Before detailing the symptoms of neurologic Lyme disease, it’s essential to define the disorder.
The Importance of a Healthy Lyme Disease Diet
Inflammation is the body’s natural way of fighting an infection. But with Lyme disease, some factors can make your immune system start working against you instead of for your protection. One aspect is the length of time the infection stays in your blood. The longer the condition, you may develop chronic inflammation that will lead to an autoimmune disorder.
Another factor is that for some, even when the infection has been treated, your body can remain inflamed. Finally, Lyme disease is often accompanied by co-infections that can also cause inflammation. If you haven’t been treated for both Lyme and co-infections, your body will continue to be inflamed, causing pain throughout your body.
Many scientific reports claim one of the best ways to reduce Lyme disease symptoms is by eating a healthy diet. They have found that nutrition is an integral part of healing.
What we’ve gathered here is Lyme disease information – treatment and facts – that can help those affected better live their day to day. To add to this, it’s valuable to know about transmission facts, or specifically deer ticks.
So, what is it about the transmission process that makes it so easy to become infected and develop Lyme disease? Most people think it is as simple as a tick bites a human and voila, they have Lyme. However, it is much more than that.
Understanding the Lyme disease transmission process can help you take steps toward prevention.
Deer ticks grow in phases. The first phase is when the female tick lays eggs. The eggs are very sticky and can get stuck on anything, even pets, where the eggs may stay until the second phase, the larval. This is when the eggs hatch and hoards of ticks begin searching for their first blood meal.
They usually find it on small animals. The third phase is the nymph phase, the most dangerous stage. Deer ticks go dormant during the winter during this stage and when they wake up in the Spring, they are searching for another blood meal.
It is at this stage when a tick will transmit the B. burgdorferi bacteria to a human, after it latches on to them. After this stage, they become adults, get pregnant and the process starts all over again.