Did you know? Most individuals who contract Lyme don’t get it from a tick sting.
It’s true! And, there’s more…
Spiders, fleas, mosquitoes, deer flies, black flies, horse flies and other insects can transmit it. Deer, birds, cows, horses, other mammals and rodents can also be carriers.
Expert Dr. Ray Stricker says that migratory birds are a big contributor to the worldwide spread of Lyme disease. This explains why it’s found on every continent except Antarctica.
One of the biggest misconceptions of Lyme disease is that it can be easily diagnosed with a bull’s-eye rash. However, many people with this condition develop a different type of rash, or none at all. 30-80% may have some kind of rash. Meaning, 20-70% may not.
Patients with Lyme have reported an average of three severe symptoms. Over 74% reported at least one severe, or very severe symptom.
So, why is diagnosing Lyme so difficult? Many of its symptoms occur in other diseases: fatigue, joint pain, cognitive impairment and more. These symptoms often overlap those of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis, for example.
There are so many diseases with similar symptoms, most Lyme patients are misdiagnosed at least once before being properly diagnosed.
If Lyme is not treated early it can become a serious issue. Untreated Lyme can gain a foothold in the body, making it more difficult to remove the spirochetes, and more likely that the disease becomes chronic.
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