If you’re like most Americans, then you may not know that Lyme disease is one of the most serious and undertreated conditions in the United States. With flu-like symptoms that can appear long after being bitten by an infected tick, it is often difficult to pinpoint the root cause of the symptoms. We reviewed a few of the most common Lyme disease symptoms you may be experiencing in a previous post, and in today’s post, we’ll continue to outline and explain the symptoms of Lyme disease.

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Cognitive Disturbances 

Cognitive problems are among the most serious symptoms of Lyme disease. The Lyme bacteria can affect nerve endings and disrupt connections within the brain, leading to memory loss, concentration problems, and a general feeling that you are not quite as sharp as you once were. If you find it difficult to remember familiar names, recall momentous occasions, or process simple information, then you should make an appointment with our holistic health center so that we can review your symptoms.

Headaches and Sensitivity to Light

While neurological problems are certainly not flu-like symptoms, headaches and sensitivity to light most definitely are. Many patients who come to our holistic health center find themselves experiencing headaches shortly after waking up, or throughout the day as they are exposed to light. While the prevalence of Lyme disease is vastly underreported by the CDC and other national health agencies, light sensitivity is estimated to be a symptom in roughly 16 percent of confirmed cases. Blurry and impaired vision were reported by roughly 13 percent of Lyme patients.

Heart Problems

Lyme bacteria can make their way into the heart’s tissue, causing a symptom known as Lyme carditis. While most people with Lyme carditis can recover with an effective Lyme treatment plan, the CDC has attributed several deaths to this condition. The symptoms can range from moderate to severe and include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden chest pain
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Racing heart
  • Heart palpitations

Face Paralysis

Just as Lyme can affect the heart and brain, it can also affect the nerves in your face. Facial palsy is a late-stage symptom of Lyme disease that occurs when the facial muscles have been damaged by the bacteria. The symptoms of Lyme-caused facial palsy are often confused with the symptoms of a stroke, making this serious symptom even more difficult to treat.

If you have been bitten by a tick, or if you have been trying to treat Lyme disease through conventional medical avenues without results, then call Ozark Holistic Center to schedule an appointment. Our holistic health center provides tick testing and Lyme disease treatment plans in Fayetteville that can help you manage your symptoms and get back to living your life.