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Hundreds of thousands of people are bitten by ticks every year and tick-borne illnesses are world-wide and can affect anyone at any time. So it's important to know the signs and symptoms of tick-borne diseases. If you've been bitten by a tick, or think you have, contact your healthcare provider as quickly as possible for early and accurate diagnosis and treatment options.
A Global Leader in Tick-borne Diseases
For over 25 years, IGeneX has been the global leader in the research and development of tests that accurately detect Lyme disease, Relapsing Fever, and other tick-borne diseases. Tick-borne illnesses can affect every part of your life, and without effective diagnosis and treatment, symptoms can often worsen and progress into severe and even life-threatening health issues. And when you can't find the cause or a way to get better, your quality of life suffers. At IGeneX, we make it our singular mission to offer best-in-class testing for tick-borne diseases that delivers the most comprehensive and accurate results possible, so you can find the right treatment path to restore your health and get back to enjoying your life. Starting now.
We are committed to unraveling the mysteries of Lyme disease and associated tick-borne diseases. Our scientists work directly with physicians, universities and other scientists that specialize in Lyme to continuously evolve our testing criteria and accelerate the development of new and increasingly more effective diagnostic methods.
Current Trends Leading to an Increase in Tick-Borne Diseases
Tick-borne diseases are on the rise around the world and for a variety of reasons.
The following article highlights some of the top trends that are contributing to this increase, including environmental and other natural factors as well as shifts in human behavior and advances in clinical diagnosis. Being aware of these trends can help you and your loved ones better prepare for any increased risk of exposure to ticks and tick-borne diseases today and in the future. Click Here to Read More....
Identifying Tick Bites
A tick bite is never something to brush off, forget about, and deal with later.
Many ticks carry microbes that can cause a variety of diseases.
If diseases caused by tick bites are left untreated, they can lead to serious health problems that could potentially affect your muscles, joints, brain, heart, vision, and nervous system. Many tick-borne illnesses can have serious consequences that alter your lifestyle and activities by limiting your mobility, cognition, and overall quality of life. Knowing how to identify a tick bite and recognizing the general symptoms of tick-borne diseases can alert you to possible health risks sooner, so you can consult with your healthcare provider about appropriate next steps as soon as possible. Click Here to Read More....
A Quick Overview of the Most Common Tick-Borne Diseases
Although awareness of certain tick-borne diseases has increased over the years, many people are unfamiliar with the
full variety of illnesses that can be transmitted to humans by these arachnids or the symptoms often associated with each.
Although awareness of certain tick-borne diseases has increased over the years, many people are unfamiliar with the full variety of illnesses that can be transmitted to humans by these arachnids (like scorpions, spiders, and mites) or the symptoms often associated with each. The first steps on the road to successful treatment are knowing where tick-borne diseases can be contracted, what symptoms to look for, and what to do if you suspect that you may be infected. Regardless of age or level of health, anyone can contract a tick-borne disease. The following is a brief description of the most common diseases spread by ticks, symptoms of these diseases, and possible treatment paths. Click Here to Read More....
From Tick Bite to Treatment: What You Should Know About Lyme Disease
Every year, about 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis,
commonly known as Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
That’s more than the number of people diagnosed annually with either breast cancer or HIV/AIDS in this country. Yet despite its prevalence, Lyme disease is an illness that most people know relatively little about.
The following article can shed light on key aspects of the disease, including how it is transmitted, how to reduce risk of infection, what symptoms to watch for, and how it can be treated. Whether you’re concerned that you or a loved one may have contracted Lyme disease or you’re just interested in learning more about it, these facts and resources can address some basic questions while deepening your overall understanding of this complex and often-misdiagnosed disease. Click Here to Read More....
What's the Real Source of Your Symptoms?
Common Misdiagnoses of Tick-Borne Diseases
Imagine waking up with a headache, chills and a fever. You may feel tired, achy and even a little nauseous.
Chances are, you'd probably suspect the flu, or some other virus that may be going around.
And based on these symptoms alone, your doctor would probably agree. But if you’ve recently been bitten by a tick, those symptoms could just as likely be the early signs of a tick-borne disease.
The fact is that many symptoms of certain tick-borne diseases closely resemble those of other illnesses, which can lead to misdiagnosis and delayed or ineffective treatment for patients.
If you suspect that you may be at risk for a possible tick-borne disease, be aware that symptoms can take many forms and can often mimic those of other illnesses. The following article highlights some of the common symptoms leading to misdiagnosis. Be sure to discuss these warning signs and symptoms with your doctor. In many cases, more advanced lab tests are available to help provide a more precise disease diagnosis when symptoms alone are unclear. Click Here to Read More....
Your Lyme Disease Test Results Are Negative, but Your Symptoms Say Otherwise
What happens when everything adds up to a likely diagnosis of Lyme disease except the lab test results?
It's a question doctors face more often than many people realize.
Even if a patient has potentially been exposed to ticks and demonstrates symptoms that could be caused by Lyme disease, many doctors will still rely on laboratory tests to definitively determine whether a patient does or does not have the disease. And that can have serious, even deadly consequences for patients that have Lyme disease yet don’t start treatment because of a negative lab test result(s).
So why would an infected patient test negative for Lyme disease? It turns out there are a number of reasons that could trigger false negative test results. The following article highlights some of the issues that may be at fault. Be sure to share these potential concerns and considerations with your doctor when discussing diagnostic testing options for Lyme disease. Click Here to Read More....