Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lyme Disease: A Hard Road to Diagnosis and Recovery

 
"Dr. Ann Corson knows firsthand what a profound challenge Lyme can be. Corson was an emergency room physician who became an expert in tick-borne diseases after her son contracted Lyme in 2001.
Today, Corson specializes in treating the tough Lyme cases other doctors aren’t able to resolve. She uses herbs, homeopathics, lifestyle changes, and other unconventional techniques. She is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), a group that is often at odds with the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA).
Epoch Times talked to Corson about her experience with treating Lyme disease, and why the standard of care fails so many patients. Answers are edited for clarity and brevity."

Click to read this article here:  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2153109-lyme-disease-a-hard-road-to-diagnosis-and-recovery/ 

 
"Epoch Times: One story I read talked about a woman who had to see 10 doctors before she found out she had Lyme disease. What makes Lyme so hard to diagnose?
Dr. Corson: That’s very common, and it’s because the tests they use are very, very poor. The ELISA test is the first screening, and it misses two thirds of the people that have Lyme, and the antibody response is highly variable. 
Every system in the body is affected by Lyme disease. It’s a multisystem illness. It can manifest differently in different people.

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Lyme disease is not the infection of just one organism. If you find a tick, it should be removed properly. (Steven Ellingson/Shutterstock)
Lyme disease is not the infection of just one organism. Vector borne diseases come in groups. Ticks, mosquitoes, biting horseflies and a lot of other bloodsucking insects inject all kinds of garbage into the body. They give you not only Borrelia burgdorferi, they give you Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia [co-infections]. They give you all kinds of viruses, parasites, nematodes, you name it. People actually have a polymicrobial infectious disease.
Lyme damages immune system function. It disables important parts of the immune system so the body isn’t able to fight against a lot of other common chronic infections. That’s why people with chronic Lyme disease often have chronic Epstein Barr infection, chronic CMV infection, chronic herpes infection, and chronic shingles."

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rockland Lyme Disease Meeting Reminder

Tick Checks!

Fall is approaching and the ticks are still here!!
Don't let those beautiful colors and cooler days/nights fool you!
Do your daily tick checks and remember,
PREVENTION IS KEY TO BEING TICK-FREE!!!