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Lyme Disease?

“Lyme disease is a complex of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections that are transmitted to humans principally through the bite of an infected tick, although research shows that the infections may also be transmitted via mosquito, flea, mite, sand fly and other insect bites. In addition, they can be transmitted in-utero from mother to child, as well as through bodily fluids such as saliva, vaginal secretions and semen, and via blood transfusions. Co-morbidity with other conditions, such as mold illness, environmental toxicity, hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue, is common.”

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Symptoms

“Lyme disease is often referred to as “The Great Imitator” because its symptoms can mimic so many other diseases. It is a multi-systemic disease which can affect any organ or system in the body, including the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, central nervous system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory and circulatory systems – just to name a few.”

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Treatment

Traditionally, antibiotics. “Until recently, many doctors in Canada tended to prescribe only one round of antibiotics, irrespective of the stage of infection. However, current research suggests that a single course of antibiotics is often insufficient for treating Lyme disease, especially if the infection has been untreated for several months.”

Learn more from the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.


“ACCORDING TO THE CDC, LYME DISEASE IS THE FASTEST GROWING VECTOR-BORNE,
INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES”

 

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Proper Tick Removal

Method 1: Tick-Removal Tool

Method 3: Intradermal Blister

Method 2: Straw and Knot


Lyme Myths

“Myth: All Lyme victims develop a “bull’s eye” rash.

Truth: Although rashes are fairly common, only 30% of Lyme patients report experiencing a rash, and only 9% develop the classic “bull’s eye” rash.”

Read more myths at canlyme.com