Archives for Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Overview

Lyme disease is the result of infection with one or more species of the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is generally thought that the infection is the result of a tick bite, which about 50% of the time results in a rash, often described as a ‘Bulls Eye’ rash, but which can vary in appearance. Symptoms of untreated Lyme disease typically start with nondescript flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, headache) but eventually include joint aches (which may migrate from one joint to another over days), neuropsychiatric problems (e.g., Bell’s palsy-paralysis of one side of the face) fatigue, numbness, weakness, mood
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New Lyme Disease Book for Kids & Adults

Lyme disease is reaching epidemic proportions. Lyme Disease is the great imitator of our day, presenting symptomatically in many different ways. This coming year is expected to see a very large rise in reported cases due to the growth in the white footed mouse population, one of the prime vectors for Lyme disease. Children, who play in grassy areas, in larger fields and who play on field teams such as soccer and lacrosse have a high exposure risk. This book, written by a former patient of Dr. Hedaya, during her recovery from a nearly devastating case of Lyme, should be
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