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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.
In 2016 alone the CDC predicts some 329,000 Americans were diagnosed with Lyme disease. Yet experts say thousands of others go undiagnosed each year since about half of those infected get the so-called "bull's eye rash"and the current most commonly used lyme test renders a 40-50% accuracy rate. All of these factors further adds to the chronic lyme misdiagnosis problem.
ACUTE & CHRONIC LYME SYMPTOMS
Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics yet chronic lyme disease can result. Experts report that chronic lyme develops in 10-20% of these cases. Adding fuel to the fire, there is an entire population (perhaps thousands some report) that go undiagnosed each year and only discover they have lyme and/or it's co-infections when chronic symptoms become apparent. In some cases the medical world misdiagnoses Lyme as other illnesses including Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, MS, Lupus, Early ALS, chronic fatigue syndrome, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other chronic illnesses.
In addition to the Lyme pathogens, CDC and others report ticks can occasionally transmit other tickborne diseases as well. See the official list from the CDC by clicking here.
Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. Currently there's no known vaccine for Lyme nor a one -size--fits- all cure for the disease.
THERE IS HOPE FOR NATURAL TREATMENTS
Biomagnetism has shown much promise and emerges atop a list of alternative treatments for Lyme disease that do not rely on medication. Yet there are many factors that come into play for an individual's healing and each Lyme Magnetic Protocol treatment is customized to the individual body and needs. Other issues that impact chronic Lyme disease would be nutrition, repeated exposure, methylation issues, gene mutations, number of years since first infected, are there other diseases present in body, emotional challenges, stress levels and other factors.
CNN'S Dr. Sanjay Gupta'S REPORT ON LYME
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