After living with Lyme for 10 years, I get this question all the time. But I don’t know how to answer it! 😳
Lyme is a complicated disease that affects everyone differently. There is still so much unknowns and uncertainties about Lyme because RESEARCH IS LACKING 💚
So, I can’t give you a simple answer to this question, but I’ll try my best!
Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection called borrelia burgdorferi.
It’s traditionally known to be transmitted by certain types of ticks (tiny little bugs that bite you and drink your blood).
Lyme can cause a multitude and variety of symptoms, which I will go over in a future video.
Typically, if caught early, Lyme can be successfully treated with antibiotics. However, for Lyme disease that was undiagnosed for years, treatment is more difficult. This results in Chronic Lyme Disease and can cause more complications.
Many Chronic Lyme patients become disabled and unable to receive treatment.
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