Borreliosis (Lyme Disease) is a serious bacterial infection which has wide ranging multi-systemic consequences to health when not recognised and treated promptly. Missing an opportunity to treat early can leave a patient with a lifetime of unnecessary health and welfare consequences.
Progression, without early antibiotic treatment, can lead to a multitude of chronic and debilitating conditions.
Borreliosis, a tick-borne infection, rarely travels alone and is invariably accompanied by other bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Borrelia (along with its variety of ‘companions’), has an affinity for the joints, ligaments, muscles, heart, eyes, and especially the nervous system.
Exhaustion, fatigue, insomnia, behavioural difficulties (especially in children), mood disorders, as well as neurocognitive symptoms such as memory loss and confusion states, are common features of this complex illness. Physical complaints often fluctuate producing a pattern of both active and dormant cycles. Neuro-endocrine and immune system responses may be altered by this disease. The autonomic system is particularly targeted. The stressful effects to the body, and the effects of stress generally will exacerbate and give impetus to this insidious illness.