To the Person Diagnosed With Lyme Disease Who’s Not Getting Better..

e. I was you once. Two and a half long years ago. When you finally receive the diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, it may feel like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You’ve been in pain and struggling for so long with no answers. Now that you have one, you may think life will get…

8 Signs of Lyme Disease (And How to Prevent It)

“Many authorities feel (Lyme Disease) is a massively underreported issue, and one that’s increasing every year.” – Marina Makous, M.D. What Is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks (on the East Coast) and deer ticks (on the West Coast). The symptoms of Lyme disease are often…

IS YOUR FIBROMYALGIA PATIENT A CANDIDATE FOR LYME DISEASE TREATMENT?

If you have been disappointed to find your fibromyalgia patient is not getting better, you may conclude your patient is a candidate for Lyme disease treatment. The medical conditions share similar symptoms, making an accurate diagnosis challenging. Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease symptoms can include muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal complaints, difficulty concentrating, headaches and temperature, light…

Marijuana Gum For Fibromyalgia Pain Relief: would you try this?

Any individual who knows somebody who experiences fibromyalgia or who suffers from it themselves knows how inconceivably excruciating and persistent this malady can be. Gratefully, as more individuals wind up plainly mindful of this sickness, more research endeavors are being redirected into discovering a compelling treatment or cure. The latest of these revelations uncovers that…

Lyme Disease’s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes

It is August, the month when a new generation of black-legged ticks that transmit Lyme and other diseases are hatching. On forest floors, suburban estates and urban parks, they are looking for their first blood meal. And very often, in the large swaths of North America and Europe where tick-borne disease is on the rise, they are…

Best Solution How to Handle Rheumatoid Nodules Skin Problem

Look for firm, circular lumps under the skin. These lumps are rheumatoid nodules, also known as subcutaneous (or under the skin) nodules. Seen in approximately 30% of cases, these lumps typically have diameters of less than 5 millimeters, ranging in size from small pea size to lemon sized lumps. They are usually found on the forearms,…

5 razones por las que NO debe ducharse todos los días

¡Hora de ducharse! ¿Pero espere, debería ser así? Si usted piensa que necesita darse una ducha todos los días, es posible que se lo vuelva a tener que pensar. Cuando era un niño, sus padres pudieron haberle introducido la costumbre del baño diario en la cabeza, pero la verdad es que ducharse o bañarse todos…

Differences between a Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Stroke.

One of the most common mistakes that people make when referring to acute heart-related episodes is using the terms “heart attack”, “cardiac arrest” and “stroke” interchangeably. Although all three are associated with the heart, they occur for different reasons, have different symptoms and affect the body differently. Understanding their differences can play a vital role…

CDC report warns Lyme disease is slowly expanding its geographic reach

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on the expansion of Lyme disease cases in the United States. The report suggests that the infectious disease — which was once thought to be confined to the Northeast of the U.S. — has established a much larger foothold in recent years. The report found more than a…

Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease

This past Friday, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, attending physician at Harvard Medical School and co-director of Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown (SRH) traveled to one of the nation’s front lines in the public health battle against Lyme disease to speak to a group of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians. “I…

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