Lyme Disease: What You Are Not Told
Do you have Lyme disease? Truth is, chances are high that you wouldn’t even know if you had it. This happens because Lyme disease isn’t easy to diagnose, and some doctors often fail to notice it. Although everyone knows Lyme disease exists and knows the basics about it, there are still some misconceptions and co-infections can make diagnosis difficult. The primary purpose of this article is to shed some light onto Lyme disease and inform you about things that you can’t easily find online (wonder why).
Why is Lyme disease difficult to diagnose?
This infectious disease is difficult to diagnose because Lyme disease tests are very inaccurate, and results are often inconclusive or false negative. You’re probably asking yourself why this happens or how is it possible that in the era of advanced technology we are still not able to spot Lyme disease at its earliest stages. The answer is quite simple – the bacteria that causes this disease has found a unique way to “trick” the immune system white blood cells, thus becoming undetectable.
Is there any way to overcome this problem? Yes, of course there is. If you suspect that you or someone you know suffers from Lyme disease, the best way to get reliable and accurate results is to see a healthcare expert who specialises in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, Lyme Literate MD (LLMD). Unfortunately, a wide array of doctors refuse to deal with this domain because they are afraid of losing their practice or license. Why would that happen? It’s because the CDC and the insurance companies will do everything they can to prevent Chronic Lyme Disease from being diagnosed or treated.
A bioresonance practitioner that specialises in Lyme will have bio-energetic test kits than can help to identify Lyme and its many co-infections, this may help you to seek further medical help and have additional more targeted conventional blood tests. Bioresonance cannot be used as a confirmation of Lyme but is a tool that can be used and has been very helpful for some patients.
Why do officials not make doctors aware of the problem?
Generally, Lyme disease is defined as an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii. These two are considered as the most common tick-borne illness in Europe and North America. Judging by its name, it is logical to conclude that Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, widely known as deer tick.
It is greatly assumed that Lyme disease is ONLY transmitted by the bite of this tick. According to the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed in the United States. If we take this information into consideration, this means that Lyme disease is six times more common than HIV and nearly twice as common as breast cancer. It really makes you wonder where all the reported cases came from, are all these people roaming grassland? Or could it be that as many suspect, Lyme is passed by other means too.
For instance, pop singer Avril Lavigne went public with her battle with Chronic Lyme Disease, which occurs when Lyme isn’t detected in its early stages. Several media publications also reported in her case that the disease was transmitted by a mosquito, which is definitely something we haven’t heard before but it’s not entirely impossible. With the ever-increasing number of people who are diagnosed with Lyme disease, it is difficult to assume that all of them were in areas where the ticks thrive.
Since we’re talking about the CDC not publicising the existence of Chronic Lyme Disease, here are some examples that prove this suggestion:
- Collective Evolution reports that a panel with ties to the insurance companies, gathered to compose guidelines for Lyme disease to make sure that patients only get a few weeks of antibiotic treatment. The guidelines suggested that Chronic Lyme Disease shouldn’t be diagnosed.
- Scientists and researchers who submitted the evidence that Chronic Lyme Disease really exists, were excluded from the panel.
- Due to these unfair guidelines, insurance companies are allowed to deny coverage for the treatment of this disease.
- The film Under Our Skin shows that doctors who have diagnosed and successfully treated Chronic Lyme Disease, lost their practices, e.g. Joseph Jemsek from North Carolina.
What you might want to know about Lyme disease:
- Attorney General Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, investigated IDSA panel members to inspect whether there were any conflicts of interest and violations of antitrust laws. He discovered that out of 14 members of the panel, six held patents on Lyme, four received funding from Lyme test kit manufacturers, four were paid by the insurance companies to compose guidelines for Lyme, and nine others received money from Lyme disease manufacturers.
- The film Under Our Skin reveals that there’s strong proof that Lyme disease can be sexually transmitted. Bacteria that causes Lyme disease is related to Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis. Dr. Alan MacDonald, MD claims that he found Lyme DNA in 7 out of 10 postmortem Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains. It’s important to mention that syphilis also invades the brain. A study presented at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, suggests that the reason Lyme disease is associated with chronic disorders, is because it may be sexually transmitted.
- Ed Breitschwerdt, a researcher from North Carolina State University, has discovered that the common Lyme co-infection, Bartonella, can be passed to unborn babies, thus causing chronic infections and birth defects.
- T. Harvey, MD from Houston conducted a study that discovered two distinct, but connected, forms of human B. burgdoferi infection, thus promoting the idea that with Lyme Disease there are multiple strands involved.
- Borelia spirochetes has been found in the urine of infected dogs and several other animals. Scientists point out the importance of clinical studies that need to be conducted to inspect the possibility that Lyme disease could be spread from animal urine to humans.
Lyme disease is quite a common disease, unfortunately the general public isn’t informed about some very important facts. For instance, when Lyme disease isn’t spotted immediately and goes untreated, it is generally classified as Chronic Lyme Disease, which the CDC and other health departments fail to recognize. Furthermore, it is widely believed that Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite, but with this ever-increasing incidence, it’s difficult to assume that’s the only cause. Conducting more studies on Lyme disease would help doctors diagnose it earlier and configure adequate treatment.
Written by: Dr Ahmed Helmy