“Lyme disease, where to begin – it feels like it comes out of nowhere and is determined to stay forever. The physical, emotional and mental challenges that we faced every single day is hard for outsiders to truly understand. There is a constant difficulty in doing everything. Sometimes this disease forces you to stay up all night. You suffer from swollen lymph nodes which is beyond painful, you feel fatigue like you’ve never felt before, there is a constant headache, your muscles and joints ache which makes it hard to stand up. Lyme disease feels like your body is constantly at war”
Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is a common vector-borne disease that occurs due to the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. In rare cases, Lyme disease may occur due to being infected by Borrelia mayonii. Lyme disease is a multisystem infection that often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that up to 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed a year. Considering how often Lyme disease goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, this number is likely a wild underestimation!
The role of biotoxins in the development of Lyme disease
Biotoxins refer to a group of substances, which are biological in nature yet they are toxic to humans.
Biotoxins that are produced by bacteria (often released by the tick-borne microbes) can produce a wide range of adverse effects on the human body, by targeting different tissues.
They contribute to a silent crisis and can cause long-term damage to different issues like muscles, nerves or organs.