We have all heard that Lyme Disease is transmitted through the bite of a tick, specifically the Deer Tick. Current research suggests it can also be carried by Gnats, Mosquitoes, and many more insects. Scientists have even found small traces of the Lyme bacteria in breast milk and tears which makes it more communicable than AIDS. Some scientists go to the extent that Lyme may be sexual transmitted as well. With the recent media centered around the CDC statistics, it seems feasible that Lyme can be transmitted by more than just a tick.
Lyme Disease is also known as The Great Intimidator. Several diseases such as MS, ALS, and RA, have similar symptoms to patients with Lyme. Could those diseases be an actual disease itself or might they be Lyme manifesting in different ways to the particular individual? Lyme flies under the radar with the current CDC testing standards and when a positive result is obtained, patients are treated with 3 weeks of Doxycycline. Since Lyme cannot truly be “cured”, it makes sense that a past Lyme patient could go on to develop a more serious condition and diagnosis.
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