There are 3 Lyme disease stages. While the 3 stages of Lyme disease are easily defined, the symptoms those infected experience are varied. When considering the stages, it is also important to consider advanced Lyme disease and dormant Lyme disease.
It is called Early Localized Lyme Disease. The infection has not had time to spread throughout the body. We found one instance where a small child that had the bulls eye rash, was tested and diagnosed with Lyme. The parents decided to take their child to Lyme Connecticut where one of the foremost Lyme Pediatric Lyme Literate Doctor practiced. On arrival and testing, the child was found to be free of Lyme infection. He has continued to grow and several years have passed and he continues to be symptom free.
If Lyme disease is not caught and treated appropriately early on, it can lead to persistent or chronic Lyme. Persistent lyme cannot be cured...at least yet.
Early Disseminated Lyme Disease. At this point, the infection is starting to spread throughout the body. It is in this period that the immune system becomes compromised. The white blood cell count becomes reduced. Once our immune system is compromised, secondary infections can now take hold and start further damage.
In addition to bacterial infections, fungal, viral or mycoplasmal infections (bacteria without cellular walls) can invade our bodies. Biofilms will also start to form, making it even more difficult to eliminate from the body.
Late Disseminated Lyme Disease. The bacteria has spread throughout the body. The body can turn into either advanced Lyme disease or it can become dormant Lyme disease.
Lyme can be dormant for long periods of time, even years. It is not until inexpiable symptoms start to appear that there is even an indication that something is wrong. Usually though, doctors treat the symptoms and do not even consider something like Lyme disease.
It has been estimated that those infected with Lyme spend on the average up to $100,000 to in treating their illness until the Lyme is put into remission.
With a compromised immune system, other bacterial infections start to do their damage. The bacterial co-infections include Babesia, Bartonella and Erlichiosis.
Fungal infections like candida can cause additional problems.
If you have been to numerous doctors and not found relief from your symptoms, if you have been told that you have an autoimmune disease and told there is no treatment, then consider Lyme disease as the cause.
There are things you can do beyond the Water Cures protocol to manage and even help your body eliminate the bacteria. One dietary consideration, moving toward 50 to 80% live foods (living vegetables, sprouted seeds and grains) and fresh fruits. GlutathioneDiseaseCure.com shows the health benefits of such a diet that boost our bodies glutathione.