Funding for Lymes Disease

October 16, 2017

Funding for Lymes Disease

There are over 300, 000 new cases every pear for Lyme Disease according to the CDC reporting and over 20 percent of those new cases will eventually develop chronic lyme disease symtpoms. It is still unknown for what causes the persisting symptoms it is however suspected to be an autoimmune disorder.

Members of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society also known as ILADS, stated that these new lyme cases every year is clearly underestimated. They suggest that there is actually over a million new lyme cases every year and that over 40-60 percent of those will develop persistent or chronic symptoms.

Fibromyalgia is considered an underlying infection from lymes disease. Evidence shows that the disorder is an organic problem from an overactive immune or inflammatory response that is triggering reactions that will eventually cause nerve damage.

In December of 2016 “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today it is awarding nearly $184 million in funding to states, territories, local jurisdictions, and universities to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and other serious birth defects.”

With over 5,000 cases of Zika, with only 250 of those patients have contracted the disease in the continental United States.  Meanwhile, Lymes disease were only allocated 29 million this year for any lyme-related research. Despite the controversial results of having lymes disease, it can still be potentially deadly. In rare cases, it can cause sudden cardiac failure in healthy young people. In 40 years, lyme disease has not changed. Lyme disease is still a collection of co infections and autoimmune disorders that affect multiple organs and could potentially develop into a chronic life altering disease. 

Lyme disease and the co-infections it causes are complex and challenging to treat. Our approach gives patients the best chance at overall health, but it still takes time and work to recover fully. If you are interested in more information about our Lyme disease treatment options, call us or contact us online today at 703-246-9355

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