Bacterial infection caused by ticks, lyme disease affects between 30,000 and 50,000 people in France each year.
If not treated in time, it can lead to various neurological, cardiac and even joint problems. It then becomes a chronic disease which severely handicaps the daily life of patients who are increasingly turning to herbal medicine. CBD and its natural virtues can they help fight Lyme borreliosis?
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis is a bacterial infection caused by bacteria from the borrelia family. It is transmissible to humans only through a tick bite.
Very widespread in France, ticks are small insects living in rather humid areas such as forests, meadows or gardens. It is therefore not uncommon to be stung during an activity in nature. Note that not all ticks are carriers of this bacteria.
Very debilitating symptoms
After being bitten by a tick, it is recommended to watch for symptoms. Difficult to detect, these do not appear the first few days and can even take months to appear. If you notice the appearance of red round skin patch (erythema migrans), this is the first alarming symptom.
It is therefore recommended to act quickly in order to receive antibiotic treatment. Because once propagated in the body, the bacterium secretes toxins and can generate neurological, joint or skin problems.
It then becomes very complicated to get rid of this infection. In addition, at an advanced stage, it can cause the development of other diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia or even chronic arthritis.
Treatments available for Lyme disease
Lyme disease is difficult to detect because it has symptoms similar to other diseases. Very little known by the scientific community, it is often not diagnosed in time in many patients.
Indeed, they face a medical vagueness without really knowing that they have contracted this pathology. Depending on the progress of the infection, several screening tests may be performed, but these are not 100% reliable.
When the diagnosis is confirmed, regardless of the stage of the disease, the patient should undergo antibiotic therapy. This helps fight the progression to more serious forms. But sometimes this treatment does not work. Patients suffering from Lyme borreliosis are then confronted with a total incomprehension.
Because this disease is not yet recognized as being able to be chronic and is the subject of several debates. The daily life of those affected can then become very disabling.
In addition, for lack of other treatments, some patients turn to herbal medicine or aromatherapy to naturally fight Lyme disease. What about CBD?