Lyme Disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks, causing more than 300,000 illnesses each year in the United States alone. It is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease and the sixth most commonly reported notifiable infectious disease.
Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. Untreated infections can spread throughout the body affecting joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme Disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and potential exposure to infected ticks.
For proper support of Lyme Disease, we recommend a multiphase approach to ensure complete support of all affected body systems.