Neurological symptoms can be the biggest hurdle many patients have to overcome in their treatment, and understanding what is causing these symptoms is vital in understanding the proper path for treatment.

According to Medicine.net, “Researchers have also found that anxiety and depression occur with an increased rate in people with Lyme disease.”

Chronic Infections MEANS Chronic Inflammation

What is Inflammation and how is it linked to infection?

With Lyme Disease, spirochetes move throughout the body, embedding themselves in different tissues and joints, causing an autoimmune response as an attempt to combat infection. These infections can break through the blood brain barrier while release neurotoxins known as bacterial lipoproteins (BLP) and cause inflammation in the brain tissue. BLPs are left by these infections all throughout the brain and without proper detoxing can block neurotransmitters resulting in numerous conditions such as: brain fog, anxiety, depression, neuropathy (tremors), and mood alterations; Although others may call it “Lyme Brain.”

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It is important to understand that infection takes a different course in different people, meaning not everyone is going to exhibit Lyme symptoms in the same way. With Neurological Lyme Disease symptoms for example, many patients can experience cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, anxiety, depression, while others start to show symptoms of a different autoimmune condition entirely (MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Bells Palsy). New research is linking infections to the cause of these autoimmune diseases and exploring the possibility of an underlying tick-borne infection as its root cause.

To learn more on current research on Lyme & Autoimmune Connections click here.