If you want to begin to understand the complexity of Lyme Disease, you need to know how the Borrelia works. Not only does Lyme show up as more than 300 different diseases, but the Borrelia also changes shape.
Recognizing Lyme is very hard. The Borrelia, which is causing Lyme, is called ‘the great imitator’. A spirochete is a type of drill-shaped parasite that needs a host body to survive. Lyme shows up as more than 300 different diseases in disguise, as you can see on the cover of this e-book. In order to better understand this, you need to know that the Borrelia has a famous ‘cousin’. That cousin is the spirochete Treponema pallidum, which caused Syphilis.
Apart from being ill, people with Lyme have several problems. Without official acknowledgement and diagnosis of (chronic) Lyme, insurance companies do not cover long-term treatment or even painkillers. Even if the doctor is willing to test, his tests are not reliable. Most doctors do not know this.