Bacterial Debris and Lyme Symptoms

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Is the bacterial debris what is keeping you sick with lyme and lyme symptoms?

Posted July 31, 2012.  In today’s Wall Street Journal, see article entitled “After Lyme Disease Treatment, Bacterial Debris Lingers in Joints.”  This is true if your Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms are not being treated throughly, i.e. your LLMD is not dealing with cysts and biofilm.  Very important!  The reason I have recovered completely and am able to run marathons and compete in endurance sports is because my treatment included cysts busters and medication to deal with biofilm.  Talk to your doctor about this!

Wall Street Journal:  Scientists discovered bacterial fragments in the joints of mice treated for Lyme disease that may be the underlying cause of persistent arthritis-like joint pain following Lyme infections, says a report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a worm-shaped bacterium also called a spirochete that is transmitted by tick bites. There were more than 22,500 confirmed cases of Lyme disease and another 7,600 probable cases in the U.S. in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections usually start with a skin rash but can damage the heart, joints, and nervous system. Lingering joint pain affects up to 25% of people, despite effective treatment with antibiotics.

Yale University researchers induced Lyme infections in mice with impaired immune systems and control mice. Both groups received either antibiotic-treated drinking water sweetened with sugar or sweetened water only for 30 days. The antibiotics killed Lyme bacteria in control mice and all but one of the immune-compromised mice; Lyme bacteria persisted in untreated mice.

Researchers found remnants of Lyme spirochetes in the knee joints of all antibiotic-treated mice, indicating the antibiotics eliminated the bacteria but not the residual debris. Spirochetes were found adjacent to ear cartilage in most of the mice. These bacterial deposits were capable of triggering an inflammatory response but not a full-blown Lyme infection, the study showed.

Caveat: The research hasn’t been tested in humans.

If you have Lyme disease and Lyme symptoms, be sure you are treating the biofilm and the cyst forms so you don’t end up like these mice!

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