Unfortunately, for those with Lyme disease, Lyme bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi the single pathogen transmitted during a bite is rare. Typically, it comes with different contours – bacterial, viral and parasitic. The potential conversion range is one of the reasons that Lyme disease is so difficult to diagnose and treat, and why there is a wide range of symptoms from person to person.
A microscopic is one of the numerous infections of Lyme parasite called Babesia. Babesia has evolved for hundreds of thousands of years, and can survive in almost all known animals, including reptiles.
Babesia has at least 100 different species, two of which are known to humans. The most common species to infect people are Babesia microti and Babesia duncani. All species of Babesia are associated with malaria, and their symptoms are similar.
Babesia makes her home inside red blood cells (RBCs), particularly within the bloody spleen and liver networks of the spleen. Even small concentrations of Babesia can cause very serious symptoms, especially when the parasite is attributed to Lyme disease. This is because Lyme and Babesia seem to work together – creating an inflammatory cascade in the human body which makes it difficult for the immune system to identify the invaders and develop antibodies. Most signs of Babesiosis are due to the increase in inflammation.
As with Lyme and with other substances, the symptoms of Babesia are going from all zero to organ failure, comma, and even death. The severity of the properties depends greatly on the condition of the individual's immune system on infection, as well as the number of different offenses present.
The signs of Babesia do not seem to depend on the concentrations of the parasite found in the blood, as already mentioned. Small concentrations can cause severe symptoms. That is the reason Babesia can be difficult to diagnose.
Most people with infected Babesia have signs such as flu within the first four to nine weeks of infection, for example: t
- Sweeping night sweat (hallmark of Babesia)
For some people, the first flu battle will clean like the parasite. For others, the symptoms are relapse, and they can deteriorate over time. If the infection persists, the symptoms can be included: t
Many of these properties overlap with Lyme and other currencies. This is mainly due to the fact that in-transfusion-borne diseases cause a lack of inflammatory chemicals such as cytokines, in order to disable their host's immune systems; the more pathogens there are, the more intense the inflammatory response.
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Babesia, along with Borrelia's disease, or Lyme transmits deer barriers. Babiesia's endemach areas in the United States include the Northeast areas, around Minnesota and Wisconsin and the West Coast from Northern California up through Washington.
However, ticks are spreading due to climate change, and the risk of Babesia infection is growing. Human populations have eliminated most of the large predators (such as buffers and mountain lions), and the population of smaller predators (such as coyotes, owls, and foxes) that have kept deer, has decreased. , previous birds and other transport vehicles for lower ticks. We continue to expand in previously unstable wooded areas. Where there are many deer, mice and birds, there are ticks. Where there are ticks, there is a risk of infection.
If you get a tick box, the best way to protect yourself is to test your ticket immediately for pathogens. You can use online services for example testmytick.com for this. It will save you a lot of time and money if your tick is infected – as you will immediately find out what things you need to fight.
It seems that most of the traditional physicians are not very familiar with any of the Lyme colleagues, including Babesia. Especially if you are not living in an endemic area, it is unlikely that your primary care doctor will test you. (I live in an endemic area, and Babesia never crossed the minds of ordinary doctors, even with my relapse fever.)
To get reliable tests, you are likely to need to work with a Lyme specialist, functional MD, or with a naturopath, and pay off pocket for specialty tests through companies like IGenex. The best possible test for Bhabesia is a combination of blood smears (which looks at parasites in red blood cells) with a PCR test, which looks at Babesia DNA in full. These tests are not cheap, but they are accurate.
Although Babesia is classified as a parasite, it responds to some antibiotics. It also responds to Malaria drugs. Your Lyme-literate doctor will be able to offer you drug options.
Babesia also responds herbal treatment. Stephen Harrod Buhner gives details of herbal protocol for Babesia in her books and online, and is very effective in my own body. Herbal treatment takes a little longer than drug treatment, but it can be weaker, creating fewer side effects. Also, as plants change constantly, pathogens do not develop resistance in the same way as they do with pharmaceuticals.
As with any Lyme infection, the treatment is personal. There seems to be no one-fit approach to any of Lyme's compromise. The things that work with one of us will cause unwelcome signs for another. Work with your doctor and your own ability to create a unique treatment plan specific to your body. Over time, the properties of Babesia should be reduced and resolved.
Shona Curley lives and works in San Francisco. She is co-owner of the Hasti Pilates studio, and a creator on the website www.redkitemeditations.com. Happy practices teach thought, body and movement to cure Lyme disease, chronic illness and pain.