"The Lyme Disease Debate: Can The Condition Be Chronic?" an Interview with Dr Horowitz

Discussion in 'News and Research' started by Nanie46, May 27, 2016.

  1. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    Great interview with Dr Richard Horowitz, a top Lyme Literate MD and author of "Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease".

    Dr Horowitz has treated over 12,000 people for tick borne diseases over the span of 28 years.

    Lyme disease (a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi) is the #1 vector borne illness in the U.S.

    Ticks carry a variety of infectious pathogens...bacteria, viruses and parasites that complicate the illness and can be deadly.

    There are over 100 strains of of Borrelia in the U.S. and 300 strains world wide.

    Lyme tests lack sensitivity and often don't pick up on these many strains.

    The clinical presentation of Lyme varies from person to person. It is called The Great Imitator and can mimic CFS, FM, MS, RA, ALS, OCD, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and many other diseases.

    When a person has been infected with Lyme for over 30 days it can become much harder to cure.

    Dr Horowitz says there are 16 reasons why people stay sick with Lyme disease and one of the big reasons is co-infections that need treated.

    There is much more helpful information in this short 9 minute interview.

    I encourage you to watch.


    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/05/25/lyme-disease-debate-can-condition-be-chronic.html