by: Robert Khoury
Neurological problems that occur because of Lyme disease are more common than people realize. When Lyme disease is effectively diagnosed and treated, many patients can recover. Unfortunately, diagnosing Lyme disease isn’t simple. Often, only when more severe symptoms begin to appear can doctors recognize the signs.
In the meantime, the spirochete of Lyme can invade various parts of the body, including brain and spinal cord. At first, patients might develop symptoms like encephalitis or meningitis, like a loss of sensation or #pain around the #nerves.
However, like #syphilis, months or years can pass before the later signs of a neurological infection become obvious. Once it’s entered the nervous system, #Lyme can wreak serious havoc. From memory problems, to fog, psychological concerns, and even long-term issues like Alzheimer’s, the problems are varied. Memory problems are one of the most common signs of a brain infection.
70 percent of the people with Lyme Disease report changes to their thinking, including mental acuity issues and memory.
Other Common Neuropsychological issues that can occur with Lyme disease include:
- Impaired focus and concentration, or poor impulse control.
- Impaired speech and memory functions.
- Poor problem-solving skills.
- Slower mental processing.
- Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia