|Understanding Lyme Facts, Fliers & Links for Md's & Family
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|Author:||Cog1st [ Mon May 04, 2009 11:09 pm ]|
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Understanding Lyme Facts, Fliers & Links for Md's & Family
12 Quick Facts about Lyme Disease (Links to follow)
1). You are 10 times more likely to get Lyme Disease than West Nile Virus. Ticks are everywhere and you are most likely to be bitten in your own yard.
2). Lyme Disease has surpassed AIDS as the #1 infectious disease in the U.S.
3). Testing for Lyme Disease is UNRELIABLE. If you have a negative test, it does NOT mean you don't have lyme. Testing through a tick borne specialty lab such as Igenex Lab in Palo Alto is the most accurate lyme test available. No test is 100% reliable though, Lyme is a clinical diagnosis by a qualified Lyme literate Md.
4). Lyme Disease is passed many ways, ticks, all biting blood-sucking insects can be carreirs congenitally, sexually, to name a few
5). The average primary Md knows NOTHING about Lyme Disease even though they believe they do.
6). Lyme Disease, if not caught right after the bite can become chronic with multiple systemic (body-wide) symptoms that is extremely hard to treat and patients only hope is long term antibiotics, sometimes YEARS and hope for remission.
7). You know someone with Lyme Disease and they likely don't know it. It is the "great imitator" If you know someone with pain, back problems, knee problems, Fibro, anxiety, migraines - you know someone with Lyme. There are 100 symptoms of Lyme Disease.
8). Only Lyme literate Md's treat Lyme Disease effectively, not found in your local phone book either. Contact The Lyme Disease Association or ILADS.org for more information Lyme doctor referral.
9). Lyme Disease enters the central nervous system almost immediately and even if "cured" you can relapse many years later.
10). The symptoms of LD are so devastating it can be completely disabling with symptoms similar to Parkinsons, Alzheimer's, MS or minor as migraines and insomnia and may be the cause of these diseases!
11). Lyme Disease &/or Bartonella (a co-infection) may be responsible for all psychiatric illness and the number one cause of LD death is suicide.
12). Lyme Disease can kill.[/color]
Links to educate the misinformed or uneducated:
http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-info ... e-disease/
Psychiatric LD Brochure:
http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/Psych ... _08_08.pdf
Md Training Brochure:
http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/Physi ... rogram.pdf
Primary MD Brochure:
http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/Prima ... _08_08.pdf
http://www.ilads.org/lyme_research/lyme ... tions.html
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