Archive for July, 2011

Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 450,000 deaths in a single year. Sudden cardiac arrest, commonly referred to as a severe/massive heart attack, is a form of heart disease that affects men and women regardless of age or health. Fortunately sudden cardiac arrest can be easily treated through the use of an automated external defibrillator, or AED for short. However, proximity is key for survival.

Over the years, AED and sudden cardiac awareness have drastically improved. It is now uncommon to not see an AED or defibrillator on hand in major public arenas, such as airports, schools, malls, and more. However, AED awareness can always be improved.

With increased awareness, AEDs have also become incredibly easy to use, so much so in fact that the devices are actually created for individuals that have no experience and/or training whatsoever in CPR and/or AED use. Popular models for laypersons include the LIFEPAK CR Plus from Medtronic Physio-Control and the Philips HeartStart OnSite. For rescue professionals, the LIFEPAK 1000 and the Philips FRx AED are the top sellers.

For laypersons, meaning those that do not necessarily have any training with AEDs or CPR, there are two models that have been designed for ease of use and user preference. For example, the LIFEPAK CR Plus comes in either a fully-automatic and semi-automatic version. The fully-automatic LIFEPAK CR Plus AED requires nothing more than the attaching of electrodes, called a CHARGE-PAK for LIFEPAK CR Plus electrodes. These in turn provide measurements of the patients heart and will automatically shock the patient when in need. The semi-automatic version requires the responder to simply press a button to administer the shock and nothing more.

Of course with the more advanced models, such as the LIFEPAK 1000, the Philips FRx, the Zoll AED Pro and others, responders have greater control and ability to customize their therapy. For the advance AED models, you won’t see fully-automatic versions from the top manufacturers, as responders tend to prefer to have greater control over the rescue situation they find themselves in.

With greater AED awareness, training, and knowledge of sudden cardiac arrest, more lives can be saved. Thousands of people worldwide have already received a new lease on life from an AED and the Samaritan that came to their rescue. Next time you walk around a public and/or even private space, keep an eye and see where the nearest AED might be. Can’t find one? Then speak to your local government officials, employers, or coworkers and make sure you’re best prepared for sudden cardiac arrest.

For those who have been suffering with eczema for a long time will know what a miserable and uncomfortable condition it is. These tips & natural remedies will help control or even clear up your eczema for good.

You can make use of the very well known anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral oil i.e. the neem oil. It is widely used for the treatments of acne, eczema, ringworms, athelet’s foot etc. You can use it as a supplement. Boil the neem leaves and then mix that water in your bathing water. Do it daily as it will reduce the infection.

You can try hydrocortisone, a variant of steroid creams that may do wonders for you. There are also a host of anti itching and anti swelling lotions and the likes but you need to look for an all natural ingredient lotions/creams. Some work better than others, check which ones will work for you best.

Another factor that also require consideration is stress. Stress can cause eczema to flare up, so it is important to look at ways of reducing the stresses in your life. Although this can be difficult as times, as natural eczema treatments go, it could just do the trick.

Oil of oregano is found to be effective to stop eczema itch to some people. O il of oregano should be from wild oregano. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacteria and is excellent in treating parasites and candida. The concentrated form is found to be more effective in treating eczema. However, you have to be caution that oil of oregano may burn the skin a little. Therefore if you are using it for young children, make sure it is of lower concentration or dilute it with olive oil before you apply on the skin.

Another herbal treatment of eczema is the use of evening primrose oil. The high levels of omega 6 essential fatty acids in the oil is useful in reducing inflammation and prevents the skin from drying up. The oil needs to consumed as a capsule or in liquid form, and is considered a very effective herbal treatment for eczema.

Arsenicum album can be used in anxious and restless patients whose skin may be itchy, dry and tend to burn intensely. Other symptoms include chills and indigestion when the skin is burning. Avoid scratching the affected areas and try applying heat to relieve the itching. This homeopathic remedy can be taken in pill form or applied directly to the skin. When taken orally it works to naturally release the foreign toxins in your body.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder of the large intestines that may lead to cramping, gas accumulation, bloating, and change in the normal bowel movements. This is a serious disorder owed to the persisting pains that the sufferer undergoes.

It is however hurting to know that most people who are suffering from this condition are not under medical care. This is due to their ignorance. This disorder can be treated by both drugs bought from pharmacies or by use of natural remedies.

To achieve good results, it is good to stick to one method of treating this disorder. Avoid using two or more methods at the same time. There are a number of natural remedies that have proved to treat IBS. Among the top 10 Natural remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome are:

I. Change of diet. This is one of the natural remedies that are used to reduce the pangs of this disorder. It is good to change your eating habits so that you avoid foods that contain ingredients that may trigger this disorder. Some of the ingredients that may trigger it are caffeine and fats. Once you are diagnosed of this disease, it is good to keep off foods that contain these ingredients.

II. The use of Peppermint oil is also another good of reducing the pains caused by IBS. This oil will reduce the pains of the abdomen and reduce bloating. This is because it has the ability to prevent movements of calcium to muscle cells. This herbal drug is used to eliminate excess gas from the intestines. This oil is available in many forms abut the most recommended one is the capsule form. You should take the right dosage.

III. Probiotics is another good natural remedy for IBS. These are living micro organisms that are found in the intestines. These are the one that will be used to suppress the harmful bacteria that causes IBS. If there are few of these ‘good bacteria’, it is good to introduce them naturally so that they can fully suppress the harmful bacteria.

IV. Use of partially hydrolyzed Guar Gum. This is a product that is easily soluble in water and is used to reduce constipation.

V. Food intolerances are also good in reducing effects of IBS. These should include the use of dairy products and whole grain. These are the ones that will ensure smooth movement of food in the digestive tract.

VI. Use of Ginger is also among the top 10 Natural remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is a good product that will promote healthy digestion of food.

VII. Most IBS sufferers have also opted for Psyllium which is a good provider of fibre. This fibre will ensure good movement of stool in the intestines to avoid diarrhea and constipation. This product is available in powder for.

VIII. Fennel is a delicious herbal natural remedy for IBS. It is used to prevent bloat in the stomach.

IX. The use of Chlorophyll to cleanse the stomach is also a good way that will reduce constipation.

X. Garlic is another natural remedy for IBS that will work effectively by eliminating gas from your stomach and also helps in removal of excess mucus from the colon.

There are several types of Candida Yeast Infections.

The infection can affect many parts of the body as well. If left untreated, an infection can spread throughout the body making it hard to treat.

Candida Yeast is present throughout the body and is used as food for bacteria in the body that helps in the digestive process of nutrients. A balance between the two is essential for good digestive health.

However, if the good bacteria (Acidophillus and Bifidus) or “flora” are depleted, the Candida (Candida Albicans) or “Yeast” begin to multiply rapidly and the start of a yeast infection is EMINENT.

We will be discussing the different types of yeast infections and how to identify them.

These types are:

  • Epidermal (Skin)
  • Oral
  • Vaginal
  • Thrush
  • Intestinal
  • Penile

If you have had one or more types of these infections before, you I am sure are aware that they can be tough to get rid of, especially if you are not aware of effective methods for the treatment of these infections.

First off, we will need to make sure that the proper diagnoses is performed.

If you have not had a Candida Yeast Infection before, if you believe you have one, consult your doctor. Symptoms are often similar to other types of infections and diseases and you need to be sure that a yeast infection is what you have.

In order to cure a Candida Yeast Infection, we will need to find out the causes so that they can be avoided in order to take a proactive approach in treatment.
Good Hygiene is essential. Infectious bacteria can grow and spread easily in warm and moist spots of the human body and are likely to reproduce if good hygiene is not practiced. Always wash with soap in genital areas and use a disinfectant mouthwash when brushing your teeth. Bad hygiene has been linked to ALL types of candida overgrowth and infections. Regardless of the type you may have, start with this if you are not already doing so.
Unhealthy Diets are known to contribute to yeast infections. The reason why is that immunity is lowered with unhealthy eating and yeast can multiply and the flora are destroyed when a bad diet is practiced.
Antibiotics are known to destroy the flora as well. Also, if the antibiotics are fighting other infections, immunity cannot be naturally built up and the yeast have nothing to keep them from multiplying exponentially.
Stress is also a known cause. Stress lowers immunity and all of the afore mentioned destruction of flora and multiplication of yeast occur.

The symptoms of a yeast infection differ depending on the type you have. Here are a few.

*Vaginal- vaginal discharge (yellow or white), odor, pain with urination, and cramps.
*Intestinal- bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, allergic reactions to foods that did not affect you before.
*Skin- rashes and itching
*Thrush And Oral- white patches in the mouth, sore throat, upset stomach.
*Penile- discharge of white or yellow from the penis, odor, abdominal pain and cramps.

Note: A yeast infections can be spread sexually just like an STD and often have the same symptoms. Make sure you consult a doctor for a proper diagnoses before considering treatment.

Once you have a solid diagnoses of your condition, you can begin to consider treatment.

It has been well documented for over twenty years in the medical community that Natural Treatment is the most effective approach being that it addresses the cause and eliminates it without the use of destructive antibiotics or medicated creams which only treat the affected areas.

Know that Candida Infections affect Men, Women, and Children alike.

Natural cures for your infection are available and safe for all.

If you have had a yeast infection before, note that the overgrowth of yeast may still be occurring within you without you knowing it.

Pollution, allergens, and various toxins affect our bodies every day, often in ways we don’t realize. Some of our body toxicity comes from the junk food we eat and drink. Some comes from the chemicals we put on our skin and the air we breathe. And some toxicity comes from unfriendly microorganisms that take up residence in our bodies.

This is especially true for Lyme disease. A spirochete bacteria called Borrelia causes Lyme. Transmitted by ticks, Lyme can cause a wide variety of symptoms, some of them very debilitating. Traditionally, Lyme is treated with a number of different antibiotics. But antibiotics, as good as they are in getting rid of infections, can also cause toxic side effects. Many doctors and other health practitioners therefore recommend that Lyme patients do body detoxification along with their Lyme treatment. A body full of toxic build-up is a stressed body. The goods news is that there are many ways to safely detoxify it. All share the same objective: to eliminate the load of toxins and strengthen body systems.

Basic body cleansing begins with a good diet. This includes reducing or eliminating sugary, processed foods and eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals like raw vegetables and less-sweet fruits. Drinking a large amount of water is also highly recommended. Coffee and other caffeinated drinks are not.Herbs can also be very useful for detoxification. The main difference between herbs and diet is that the herbs target specific organs. Some detox herbs support the liver and gallbladder, while others help clear out the colon, kidneys and lungs. Other detox modalities include juice fasting and supplementation with digestive enzymes and antioxidants. But there’s an added issue about detoxing and Lyme that most people don’t know about. It’s informally called the Herxheimer reaction.Unlike other bacteria, spirochetes such as Borrelia produce a toxin when they die. This toxin can cause added uncomfortable, sometimes life-threatening, symptoms.

The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, or Herx for short, is often mistaken as a drug allergy by doctors unfamiliar with the treatment of Lyme.Decreasing the Herxheimer effect involves many of the same body-cleansing methods mentioned above, with the addition of probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial, “friendly” live microorganisms that support the gut. The gut is where 70% of the immune system is so it’s important to support it while under Lyme treatment. Otherwise many of the toxins stay in the gut and are reabsorbed.Toxins in the body are important to know about and treat. For Lyme, it’s even more important to understand how toxicity comes from both the disease and the treatment. Detoxing shouldn’t be an option, it should be a requirement with Lyme. Handled adequately, Lyme is an illness that can be defeated.

Yeast infections. It can be an embarrassing topic for men to discuss, especially when they are the ones dealing with the problem. But from a biological standpoint it is really nothing for anyone to be ashamed of.

The fact of the matter is, a common infection, whether it be in males or females, comes on because of naturally occurring yeast fungus in the body. The fungus generally live in the orifices of the human body, but are also present in the stomach and other parts. So the same thing that causes the infection in women, is the culprit in men as well.

But many men generally have a harder time dealing with their yeast infections because it is typically known as a woman’s issue. But yeast infections on men are far more common than most people realize. So instead of being embarrassed about their situation, men should take proactive measures to clear up their symptoms

So now that we are aware of what a yeast infection actually is, and are in the understanding that it is completely natural and nothing to be ashamed of, we can start looking at treatment options to clean up the problem.

Before we jump into to clearing up the infections, here is just a quick word about prevention. A good way to stop a yeast infection before it ever starts is to be safe. That’s right, safe sex. Not using a condom during sexual intercourse is one of the two main reason yeast infections occur in men. The other is extended use of antibiotics. So be safe and take antibiotics only as prescribed by a doctor.

Moving on to treatments. many treatment options for yeast infections can be done from the home. This might be a good option for the men who are still to embarrassed to discuss their problem with their physician.

Starting off is as simple as having a delicious dairy snack. Yogurt contains bacteria known as lactobacillus acidophilus. What this amazing little organism does is it reduces the yeast present in the body. A word of warning though. Most yogurts contain sugar, with is a yeast infections best friend. So when using yogurt to combat this problem, make sure the yogurt is sugar-free and that you are eating at least 2 but no more than 5 cups a day.

If you are a guy who is not to concerned with bad breath, using garlic has proven effect in curing yeast infections on men. Using a whole garlic clove, or using an equal amount in paste form is an easy, yet smelly home remedy. The garlic has anti-fungal properties which makes it an ideal home remedy.

Your body is a haven for toxins go grow and accumulate. The lower colon is filled with all types of toxins that entered and passed through your body. That is why a colon cleanse is another very effect measure men can take in clearing up an infection. Sticking a health cleansing routine will rid the body of toxin and lower acidic levels which are necessary for yeast infections to grow. Getting rid of what the fungus thrives on is a great way to make sure the infection clears up quickly.

Yeast infections on men are very common and nothing a man should be embarrassed about. Stopping them before they start is always the best medicine. Also practicing safe and protective sex and not over-taking prescribed anti-biotics is a great start in ensuring you do not fall victim to a yeast infection.

However if you do, following the above advice is a great way to clear up this problem. And again, it is always the best idea to consult with your doctor if you think you have an infection or you are planning on using a home remedy to clear it up.

Liver ailments include gallstones, jaundice, hepatitis and biliousness.

Gaze deeply into any romantic Frenchman’s eyes and ask him from whence spring his tend rest emotions and you will be disappointed when, breathing garlic and red wine lustily upon you, he admits to it being his liver rather than his heart. This is not surprising for without the proper functioning of this vital organ no self-respecting Frenchman can enjoy his food – that other basic fundamental of his life – and it is usually as a result of an excess in this area that the poor old liver does falter. Tradition has it that coffee, red wine, brandy and rich foods all contribute to a sluggish liver and the resulting queasiness and jaundiced outlook on life when we do not seem to be feeling at out best. That is the liverishness for which Mr. carter used to make his little liver pills.

Sensible suggestions for improving this state of affairs are numerous: cut out coffee and tea, eat more fruit and vegetables, drink plenty of soda water or sparkling mineral water (hence the popularity of Perrier in France), eat more garlic, take more exercise. The very nicest of them all is to enjoy a good laugh every morning when you rise from bed.

A Cleansing Approach

Fast for two days taking only many glasses of sparkling mineral water with the juice of ½ lemon squeezed into each. Pick a weekend or a time when you will be fairly inactive.

* Try a diet of grapes only for one day or more if necessary. They do cleanse the system wonderfully well.

* Take garlic capsules daily.

* When feeling really out of sorts drink only water and apple juice every two hours.

* Green cocktail, sunset slinger Take either of these by the wineglass daily. Alternatively mix together equal quantities of carrot, beetroot and celery juice.

* An excellent salad Prepare yourself a large plateful of beetroot, radish, dandelion leaves, chicory, fennel and artichoke.

* Apple cider vinegar or pure lemon juice Add 1 teaspoon to a small wineglass of warm water with a very little honey and take every three hours as needed. Good home remedy for liver care

* Dandelion and hops A tea made with equal parts of each is very therapeutic and drinkable. So are fennel, tansy, agrimonies and chamomile teas.

* Lettuce Brew up several good green lettuce leaves and drink daily.

* Angelica Chew angelica as a digestive – but not last thing at night or it could stop you sleeping.

If you’ve never had a baby before, the first new months of pregnancy can definitely take some getting used to. The problem isn’t weight gain or food cravings. The real problem is trying to get through an entire day without dashing for the bathroom. It’s called “morning sickness,” but your stomach doesn’t wear a watch. Morning, noon, or night – you can never be sure when your stomach is going to start feeling queasy.

Doctors aren’t sure what causes morning sickness or why it affects some women and not others, or some pregnancies and not others. Here’s what they do know. Morning sickness usually occurs between the sixth and thirteenth week of pregnancy, and it generally starts to settle down after that. It’s thought that changing levels of hormones or blood sugars are probably responsible.
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Morning sickness isn’t dangerous, and it is common (as though that makes you feel any better). But it can be dreadfully uncomfortable. Here are a few way to keep your stomach calm.

Keep crackers at your bedside. One of the best foods for beating morning sickness is unsalted crackers. Doctors often recommend that women who are expecting morning sickness eat crackers first thing in the morning and as often during the day as they wish. Putting food in your stomach will help keep it calm. Crackers are easy for the body to digest, making them the perfect “queasy food”. You may even want to keep the crackers right by your bedside to eat the minute you wake up; otherwise, by the time you get dressed it might be too late.

Pour a little ginger. Ginger has been used for ages for easing a variety of stomach troubles, and many doctors feel it’s an effective remedy for morning sickness. You can buy ginger tea at health food stores. Or take ginger supplements, which appear to work just as well.

Eat early and often. When your stomach is on edge, you don’t want to overburden it by eating too much all at once. Most women find that eating several small meals a day is more comfortable than having a few large ones.

Drink plenty of fluids. When you’ve been vomiting because of morning sickness, your body loses valuable fluids – and dehydration will make your stomach even more unsteady. It’s a good idea to drink as much water as you comfortably can – at least eight to twelve glasses a day, doctors say. If you’d like something with a little taste, juices and sports drinks also are good.

Have a frozen treat. Many women find that frozen fruit bars, the ones made with real juice, can hit the spot when nothing else wants to stay down. They’re slightly sweet, so they help replace sugars you may be losing if you’re vomiting. They’re also filled with water, so they can help satisfy your daily fluid needs.

Let your stomach be your guide. There are no hard and fast rules for choosing “comfort” foods. Some women do best with bland foods like rice and crackers, while others prefer salads, beans, or fresh vegetables. You’ll just have to experiment a bit to see which foods cause the fewest problems – and which you’ll want to avoid. As a rule, doctors say, you should avoid fried or very strong flavored foods, since they’re often hard to digest and are more likely to trigger morning sickness.

Get some fresh air. When you’ve been in a stuffy room and your stomach won’t hold still, getting a breath of fresh air can help calm things down. Just opening the window can help settle your stomach. Better yet, take a walk. Many doctor recommended mild exercise for all pregnant women, especially those with morning sickness.

1. It’s quick and free.

2. The test can identify at-risk individuals.

3. It can motivate you to make positive lifestyle changes.

Dr. Douglas Scharre and his colleagues at Ohio State University Medical Center have developed a handwritten test to help measure cognitive abilities in older adults.

The self test, SAGE for short, tests parts of the brain linked to certain known functions. For example, identifying pictures and doing simple calculations test language and math skills, both left brain functions. Copying geometrical designs tests the right brain, and other questions test memory. The test takes about 10-15 minutes and does not require professional assistance.The test is available as a free download that can be printed out so anyone, even those without a computer or simply not comfortable with computer-based tests can take it as a handwritten test. Because it can identify, with a high degree of accuracy, an “at-risk” person early on, the test is useful for encouraging those people to seek additional evaluation by their doctor.

Perhaps the best reason to take the test is because it may motivate you, if your score is less than perfect, to make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent or slow further mental decline. Just as a high blood pressure reading can prompt many to exercise and change their diet, this test could encourage people to take brain-boosting supplements, improve their diet, or exercise more frequently. In a study, Dr. Scharre found 80 percent of those with mild thinking or memory issues could be identified by the SAGE test, while 95 percent of those with normal thinking and memory abilities have normal scores.

It’s important to note that this test, as well as other self-administered tests, is an assessment tool, and a poor score does not mean you have dementia. If your score is low, you should talk to your doctor about further diagnostic evaluation. Your primary care doctor can refer you to a specialist, often a neurologist, who can test further to determine the reason for your low score. Even a simple vitamin B12 deficiency or the side effects of many prescription medications can affect your thinking and memory.

Many with cognitive issues are either embarrassed to discuss them with their doctor, or don’t think it’s a problem. (“If I ignore it, it will go away. I hope.”) A self-test such as the SAGE test allows those folks to find out if they may be having cognitive problems in just a few minutes.

Suffering from a yeast infection? Following a yeast infection diet means living a healthier lifestyle. Toxins are flushed from the system by eliminating foods that promote the growth and overproduction of yeast.

Foods that are highly refined are desirable for this balanced diet. These foods usually produce toxins that combat the surviving microbes of candidiasis that are present in our body. Through this elimination process, the yeast will starve and die.

If left unchecked these infections can affect the digestive system specifically the stomach and the intestine. These sensitive areas of the body once attacked can become prone to further infections that will weaken the body further and cause serious health complications.

  • Certain types of foods like sweets, dairy and alcoholic beverages need to be restricted. Those types of food allow the yeast to multiply in the body. Try to also avoid frozen, packaged, and canned foods.
  • Drinking eight glasses of water a day is an excellent way to flush toxins out of your system. One can also eliminate the harmful toxins in the body through regular bowel movements.

Some of the foods allowed while on a yeast infection diet include organic foods rich in nutrients, fiber rich foods, and unprocessed foods. Vegetables are also desirable during a yeast infection diet. Foods like lettuces, garlic, sprouts, kale, cabbage, broccoli, celery, tomatoes and onions should also be incorporated into your diet. The reason these vegetables are allowed is because they are not easily broken down into sugar. Sugar is the main food source for yeast therefore if we eliminate sugar we’ll eliminate yeast.

Many people struggle with a yeast free diet since they feel deprived of the foods they love and have eaten all of their lives. I know it’s hard but please try and stick with the diet!! Not only will your yeast infection clear up but you’ll begin to notice the many positive benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.

The entire process should take between 4 to 8 weeks. At first you may begin to develop more symptoms than you originally had when first starting the diet. Don’t panic! This is due to the yeast in your body dying off and releasing the excess toxins into your system. Those symptoms will begin to clear up within the first week or so and from that point on you’ll quickly be on the road to recovery.

Good luck and here’s to a healthier tomorrow!

Lyme disease can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere and is a disease which is spread by Ticks. Three bacteria species of Borellia genus are known to be responsible for this disease. Borrelia burgdorferi is the main source of the disease in North America, while Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are accountable for most European infections.

The hard-bodied ticks of genus Ixodes are the main vectors of the bacteria which are normally found in deer or mice. Genus Ixodes also spreads the disease to humans. These ticks are parasites which feed on blood and are the main transmitters of many blood-borne diseases. Ticks when they are in the houri stage of their development are responsible for a number of infections.

Since the tick nymphs are very active during the summer most people become infected with Lyme during the months ranging from May to September. The disease normally has a brooding period of 1 to 2 weeks prior to the actual indication of the onset of the disease. In North America black legged ticks are the major carriers of the disease while in Europe the sheep tick and castor bean tick are the central culprits.

It may be fascinating to note that spread of the disease is in fact rare from tick bites. Only about 1% of all tick bites result in Lyme disease. This is because the infected tick has to be bonded to its dupe for at least 24 hours before the bacteria enter the bloodstream. Of the ill-fated people who are infected by a deer tick, only 20% recall having being bitten.

Since most ticks which spread the malady are tick nymphs, their bites are not noticed because of their modest size. After biting these ticks excrete thick secretions which numb the area of the bite preventing any pain or itching. Some cases people do not even get a rash after being bitten and thus will not realize he/she has been infected. This can be potentially dangerous as late diagnosis of the illness makes it much more difficult to treat and, if left untreated, Lyme disease causes a myriad of serious symptoms leading to death.

Progress of the Infection

The infection progresses in 3 stages. Each stage has its own specific symptom. These indications step by step, become worse if treatment is not given early on.

  • Early indications like rashes, muscle soreness and flu are not life threatening, but this soon builds up to much more serious disorders and leads to death.
  • The major disorders can be heart palpitations, adverse neurological effects, arthritis, psychosis and chronic degradation of several major organ functions which might result in death.

Almost majority of the patients are healed after a few weeks of taking antibiotics. But patients with some sort of neurological or cardiac symptoms from Lyme disease infection may need intravenous treatment with ceftriaxone or penicillin. Treatment at the early stages of the infection is usually enough for full recovery. Patients in the later stages of disease with unrelenting or repeated indications should be treated with a second 4-week course of therapy.