Lyme Disease Co-Infections

In addition to Lyme disease, ticks also carry numerous other infections and these vectors are often referred to as ‘dirty needles’. According to one study, ‘ticks transmit more pathogens than any other arthropod’ (Moutallier et al, 2016). It’s important to be aware of these Lyme disease co-infections as they can […]

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Lyme Disease Facts and Stats

A selection of quick Lyme disease facts and stats. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete – a corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Borrelia. In 1993, Lyme disease was described by Oxford scientists as a danger to the public. A leading Lyme disease specialist has described the illness as ‘the AIDS of […]

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Avoiding Bites & Preventing Lyme Disease

Although there is mounting evidence to suggest that Lyme disease may be transmitted through a variety of ways, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of contracting the disease from tick and insect bites and to protect yourself and your loved ones; Carry a […]

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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

  The symptoms of Lyme disease are numerous and can vary significantly from case to case, perhaps due to differences in the strain of Borrelia, genetics and immune responses, the mixture of co-infections or other opportunistic infections present and environmental factors. The symptoms can change from day to day as […]

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Treating Lyme Disease

  Treating Lyme disease is perhaps one of the most controversial subjects in medicine. The best way to treat Lyme disease is embroiled in a highly political debate.  Some medical professionals believe that Lyme disease is an easily treatable, self limiting infection whereas others believe it’s an insidious disease, capable of […]

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Lyme Disease Books and DVDs

There are many Lyme Disease books, DVDs and downloads on Lyme disease and here are a few hot picks! Most of them are written or produced by American authors and sadly, most of the advice shared in the publications isn’t recognised by NHS doctors but they can provide helpful resources […]

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Diagnosing Lyme disease

    Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult due to the wide range of symptoms and unreliable blood tests. GPs often miss the diagnosis and there are also many uncertainties surrounding the disease, as outlined by the James Lind Alliance findings.   The EM Rash In the early stages (between […]

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Testing For Lyme Disease

N.B. As things currently stand, tests cannot prove the absence of Lyme disease. It’s always best to seek the advice of a medical practitioner with experience of Lyme disease as sometimes a clinical diagnosis is necessary. If you have further questions on testing for Lyme disease, don’t hesitate to email […]

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What is Lyme Disease?

To answer the question, ‘what is Lyme disease?’, the illness is caused by a spirochaetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia. It is the most common human tick-borne infectious disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. It is endemic in many parts of the United […]

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Tick Removal – Using Tweezers or a Tick Removal Tool

If you find an embedded tick in your skin, what do you do next?  The longer a tick is left to feed, the higher the chances are that it will pass on any diseases it’s carrying, incorrect removal will also increase the chances of disease transmission. It’s important to know the […]

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