Lyme Disease and Inflammation – Smart Ways to Cope

If you look forward to summer-time activities like gardening, hiking, or having a picnic on a grassy lawn, you’re probably aware that a hidden danger may be lurking in your sylvan surroundings – deer ticks carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. 

What is Lyme Disease?

The Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that causes Lyme Disease produces an inflammatory disease in the human body. Some of the common initial symptoms of Lyme Disease are headache, fever, and chills, but later effects can include cardiac and neurological issues, plus inflammation and even arthritis. 

See your doctor!

Fortunately, there are proven medical treatments for Lyme Disease. It’s important to see your doctor right away if you suspect Lyme Disease. The tell-tale signs of a bulls-eye-shaped rash, or fever, chills, joint pain, headache, and other symptoms shouldn’t be ignored. Early treatment is important. Check out this guide to Lyme Disease symptoms from the CDC to learn more. 

Inflammation and Lyme Arthritis

One of the most serious effects of Lyme disease is Lyme Arthritis. If the Lyme disease bacteria enter joint tissue, serious swelling and inflammation of the joint can occur. This primarily affects large joints such as the knee or shoulder joints. Worst of all, Lyme Arthritis often appears a month or more after the initial infection. Even if full-fledged Lyme Arthritis doesn’t develop, Lyme Disease sufferers often suffer from inflammation-induced joint pain for a considerable period of time. 

Tackling inflammation caused by Lyme Disease

If you’re suffering from inflammation and joint pain related to Lyme Disease there are some smart steps you can take to get a handle on the problem and achieve relief.

  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. The standard American diet, high in processed foods and oils, can trigger inflammatory immune responses. The stress of Lyme Disease only contributes to inflammation. A diet that’s rich in vegetables, fruit, seafood, and nutrient-dense foods will help combat inflammation.
  • Get more (and more high-quality) sleep. Sleep is one of our body’s best ways to boost immunity. Practice good sleep habits like turning off screens well before bedtime, avoiding eating before bed, and scheduling a solid 8-9 hours of sleep a night. And there’s nothing wrong with a good nap!
  • Use supplements as an intervention against inflammation. Natural supplements have a proven record of fighting inflammation-causing immune responses. The doctor-developed and tested supplement combination in UnFlame Herbal Supplement is a smart way to get the right supplements on board in the fight against Lyme Disease inflammation UnFlame targets the body’s internal processes that cause inflammation. 

 It’s truly a shame that so many can be affected by something so small, but for now, Lyme Disease is here to stay. Use strategies like tick-repellents and avoid exposing yourself to tick-prone areas without adequate protection. And if you do pick up a case of Lyme Disease, be sure to seek treatment as soon as you c