May 2017 Awareness - Lyme Disease Virginia

April 30, 2017

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Virginia

Supported by the Lyme Disease Foundation, Lyme Disease Awareness Month is a campaign which promotes preventative measures which can be taken against Lyme disease. According to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), the following are the top three basic facts to note about Lyme Disease:

1. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick, and the disease is prevalent across the United States and throughout the world. Ticks know no borders and respect no boundaries. A patient's county of residence does not accurately reflect his or her Lyme disease risk because people travel, pets travel, and ticks travel. This creates a dynamic situation with many opportunities for exposure to Lyme disease for each individual.
2. Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis. The disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia Burgdorferi. The Lyme spirochete can cause infection of multiple organs and produce a wide range of symptoms. Case reports in the medical literature document the protean manifestations of Lyme disease, and familiarity with its varied presentations is key to recognizing disseminated disease.
3. Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme disease recall a tick bite. In some studies this number is as low as 15% in culture-proven infection with the Lyme spirochete.
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Treatment with Dr. Ridinger - Lyme Disease Virginia

Lyme Disease Virginia Robin Ann Ridinger, MD, DABFM, DABIHM

Our Lyme disease treatment focuses on treating the entire body- not just the Lyme infection itself. Since Lyme disease affects most areas of the body, our holistic integrative treatments have a greater chance of helping our patients take back their overall health & well-being. Have you or someone you know been recently affected by Lyme Disease? Call us at (703) 246-9355 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ridinger today and visit our website for more information about our Lyme disease Virginia treatment options.

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How to get involved - Spread Awareness! 

Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease globally! ILADS is spearheading this campaign through their educational arm - ILADEF, but no organization can make this happen alone, which is why it is important to empower this campaign by taking action.

There are many ways you can help. Your voice, your story, your actions; all are important. Please take a minute and do what you can to help educate people worldwide through easy to use online tools.

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