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The Connection Between Lyme Disease and Vertigo

By June 15, 2016February 23rd, 2021No Comments

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Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from vertigo, and the number is growing. In spite of the large numbers of people who experience vertigo, many know very little about it, including the fact that vertigo is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem. These underlying problems vary greatly and include conditions such as vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, an infection, a head or neck injury, or simply loose calcium crystals in the ears. Additionally, Vertigo may be triggered by Lyme disease, which may produce episodes of vertigo very similar to Meniere’s disease. Read on to learn more about the relationship between Lyme disease and vertigo.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection mainly transported by Ixodes ticks, or deer ticks, and black-legged ticks on the West Coast. Approximately 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. However, because Lyme disease is hard to diagnose and because it may be misdiagnosed as other conditions, the numbers are likely higher.
Symptoms may start off as a flu-like illness; some patients develop a rash shaped like a bulls-eye. If not treated early, it can become late-stage or chronic and patients can experience fatigue, cognitive impairment, joint pain, problems sleeping, muscle pain, and yes, vertigo.

Lyme disease, like a few (but certainly not all) of the conditions that cause vertigo, are currently incurable, which can make life very difficult, however, there are many options to relieve the symptoms. In Lyme disease, with so many symptoms to relieve, it’s often important to those that have it to find natural solutions, without side effects.

How can you alleviate symptoms of vertigo without medical side effects?

One of the best natural remedies for vertigo is DiVertigo, an all-natural, highly-concentrated oil blend that you apply topically behind your ears when you start feeling dizzy or nauseated. The oils quickly calm the nerves in the ear and provide fast relief from vertigo symptoms—sometimes in as little as five minutes. It’s doctor-recommended and there are no side effects.