Lyme Disease

It is estimated that 20% of the United States suffers from tick borne illnesses and related symptoms, yet sadly, many people affected by these illnesses go untreated and live their lives extremely unwell. At NG Health we have Medical Doctors and providers who specializes in supportive care for tick borne illness. Many patients report feeling better and more like themselves in a matter of weeks! The symptoms of tick borne illness can be debilitating. Don’t wait a moment longer to reach out to us!

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What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through the bite of infected deer ticks ( Ixodes Scapularis). This condition can cause a number of health complications.

You may be at increased risk of developing Lyme disease if you spend a lot of time outside, in the wooded or grassy areas where ticks live.

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What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through the bite of infected deer ticks ( Ixodes Scapularis). This condition can cause a number of health complications.

You may be at increased risk of developing Lyme disease if you spend a lot of time outside, in the wooded or grassy areas where ticks live.

Frequently Asked Questions

Symptoms of Lyme disease have a wide range and depend on how far the disease progresses. Symptoms can occur anywhere from three to thirty days post infected tick bite. Early symptoms of Lyme disease include a rash that develops on the area surrounding a tick bite. This rash can spread over the course of a few days and may have a noticeable bullseye pattern in its center. In some cases, a rash never develops. Not all tick bites carry infection.

Early signs of Lyme disease include:

  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Muscle/Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes

If left untreated, Lyme disease can progress to more serious complications. Later stage symptoms include:

  • Bell’s Palsy (facial muscle weakness or paralysis)
  • Severe headache and neck stiffness
  • Arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling
  • Inflammation of the brain or spinal cord (meningitis)
  • Memory Loss
  • Heart-related complications (arrhythmia)

If you think you’re experiencing some of the symptoms of Lyme disease, schedule a consultation at Nurse Georgie Health.

Nurse Georgie reviews your symptoms, medical history, travel history, along with detailed physical exams to determine your possible exposure to Lyme disease. If necessary, she can order a two-tiered blood test to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

If you’re able to save the tick, it can be helpful in your diagnosis, so bring it with you to your appointment. If you can’t properly remove a tick that burrows into your skin, schedule a visit with Nurse Georgie  immediately for assistance.

This will depend on a number of factors, including your goals, your current symptoms, your health, and your current levels. Nurse Georgie will thoroughly analyze your health at your initial consult and will go over timelines with you. HRT is a proven treatment option, but not every case is the same. Please be prepared to ask Nurse Georgie any questions you may have and she will be glad to help.

In many cases, you can recover from Lyme disease if treatment occurs in a timely manner. If diagnosed with early Lyme disease, Nurse Georgie can prescribe oral antibiotics to fight the infection, which usually leads to a complete recovery.

If Lyme disease is already affecting your nervous system or joints, Nurse Georgie will determine if intravenous antibiotics are needed to treat the infection.

If possible exposure to Lyme disease is suspected, Nurse Georgie can evaluate you and provide information and advice on what treatment will be needed, as well as how to avoid future exposure to Lyme disease and tick bites.

Find out more about Lyme disease testing and prevention by calling the Nurse Georgie office directly or booking an appointment online.

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