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One more biological consequence of global warming?
My name is Judith Albertat and I am the president of the Lyme Sans Frontières Association.
With the Institute for the Protection of Natural Health, we are launching a great appeal to our political leaders to finally worry about the millions of patients affected by Lyme disease often unknowingly, who are now ignored by medicine.
If I'm talking to you, it's because we need your signature to support our requests.
THE LYME DISEASE, YOU MAY CONCERN YOUNG
Lyme disease is a serious illness that can ruin your life. But most people affected are not even informed of its existence. They suffer from symptoms of all kinds (pain, depression, fatigue ...), but they can not treat them because they are not diagnosed.
It's not me who says it: hundreds of thousands of patients supported by their doctors testify everywhere in the world.
THE WORLD IS MOBILIZING ... EXCEPT FRANCE !!
For several months, an immense international movement carried by associations of patients, political leaders (in the United States, in Canada) was created to sound the alarm bell. In France, three successive health ministers as well as political leaders of all kinds were informed by registered mail, letters always remained unanswered, this since 2007!
In Canada, 422 21 Bill C-2012 estimates that 2020, 80% of the population will be exposed to Lyme disease, and calls for urgent measures to inform the public, train doctors, do research, and improve diagnoses. This bill, supported by various petitions across the country, is still under discussion.
It is absolutely crucial to do the same France, while we still talk about "rare disease" ...
And for good reason !
Doctors are not trained to recognize Lyme disease. The medical system is in denial. Patients move from doctor to doctor, undergo all kinds of ineffective, expensive, and often harmful examinations and treatments, until they are told that "everything is in their head" and that they should take antidepressants or follow a psychotherapy.
DO YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS?
Maybe you are yourself, or a loved one, concerned. This could be the case if you have symptoms that the medicine can not cure, for example:
>> chronic fatigue syndrome;
>> fibromyalgia: fatigue, muscle pain, sleep problems, digestive disorders;
>> permanent headaches and a feeling of "brain fog";
>> visual disturbances; tingling in the eyes;
>> tinnitus (noise in the ears);
>> cramps and night sweats;
>> cardiac and respiratory disorders (sleep apnea, etc.);
>> facial paralysis;
>> chronic depression;
>> joint pain, especially in the knees, back and neck;
>> upset stomach and intestines;
>> speech difficulties;
>> difficulty concentrating or remembering;
>> chronic mood swings;
>> alternating diarrhea-constipation;
>> skin problems;
>> neurological and / or psychiatric disorders: autism, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ...
but also, according to many doctors in the field, if you suffer from various autoimmune diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, thyroiditis, etc ...
But if you go to see your doctor, you are likely to tell you that you are not affected by Lyme disease, even if you are. This is due to ineffective blood tests to detect the different strains of the disease and the lack of training of doctors.
ATTENTION TO FALSE TESTS AND FALSE TREATMENTS
This problem has been taken over in the United States in the state of Virginia where since 29 January 2013, legislation requires the doctor to inform the patient about the low reliability of serologies, ie the tests officials. If the doctor forgets to do so, patients have the opportunity to file a complaint against him.
In the United States still, in more than twenty states, doctors who treat Lyme disease outside established protocols are now protected in their therapeutic actions.
In France, the disease is recognized only if the patient is stung by a tick and as a result of this sting, appear redness around the infected area. However, other routes of infection exist and redness (erythema migrans) occurs in less than 50% of cases.
In this case, your doctor will prescribe a cure of three to six weeks of antibiotics (Doxycycline or Rocéphine). Once the treatment is over, he will consider that you are cured, that there is nothing more to do for you. And if you suffer from other symptoms (pain, heart and respiratory troubles, etc.), he will tell you that it is only a "psychosomatic" reaction. In other words, "it's in your head that it happens"!
This is a serious mistake. There is also a chronic form of Lyme disease, much more insidious. The disease does not necessarily start with a concentric redness on the skin. She can wake up months, even years or even decades after the insect bite. And she can literally destroy your existence.
THE REAL MECHANISM OF LYME'S DISEASE
The mode of infection is as follows: The animal - usually a tick - that pricks you spits in your blood a liquid containing a bacteria type Borrelia.
This bacterium can seep into all the organs, all the tissues of your body, including the bones. But you do not notice it at first. It attacks all systems, including your nervous system and your brain, leading, in the chronic stage, to very different serious lesions that cause unbearable pain, paralysis, overwhelming chronic fatigue, neurological and psychiatric disorders ...
That's why undiagnosed Lyme disease is easily confused with all kinds of other diseases, including mental illnesses.
This explains why a large number of patients are considered by their doctors as depressive, even psychotic, or otherwise sick, which is worth them to receive unsuitable and destructive treatments.
AN EPIDEMIC WHERE VICTIMS ARE IGNORED
This chronic and neurological form of Lyme disease is much more serious than the other. And it is now looking like an epidemic in Russia, Central Europe, North America and Germany. In Germany, only in 2010, 900 000 people have been officially recognized as suffering from chronic Lyme disease, and supported by medicine.
Yet in France, the same year, authorities recognized only 5000 cases, while hundreds of thousands of people suffered from possible symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. In March 2012, Professor Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize in Medicine, discoverer of HIV, however, spoke of a pandemic with regard to Lyme disease.
These people are tossed from doctor to doctor, from hospital to hospital, without ever being offered adequate treatment, simply because doctors refuse to recognize this disease (or ignore it!).
THE LAW OF SILENCE MAKES MANY VICTIMS
The tragedy is that the vast majority of these patients are not even informed of the existence of this disease. Indeed, no information is currently available to the French population - when it is seriously established in many countries, for example in North America, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Luxembourg. For years, they have to live with unbearable pain, and the treatments they are offered often only make the disease worse.
This is now officially recognized by leading names in medicine such as Professor Luc Montagnier in France, or Dr. Richard Horowitz in the United States, a specialist in Lyme Borreliosis and a founding member of ILADS, an research on this disease, and many others ...
Patients and doctors associations have been formed to get medical authorities to recognize the existence of this disease, so that French doctors also receive clear instructions to treat
: Chronimed, Borreliosis Network (Lyme disease is also called Lyme Borreliosis), various French associations including, of course, our own association, Lyme
We asked ourselves and obtained the creation of a
Ministerial Committee on Parasites Disease (in medical language, "vector-borne diseases"), which includes Lyme disease.
To inform doctors and patients, our association has launched the International Information Days on Vector Diseases, which will bring together leading international experts in Lyme disease such as Dr. Horowitz (USA) or Dr. Petra Hopf- Seidel (Germany) to
Strasbourg the 15 and 16 June 2013.
In the meantime, the government still refuses to fund essential research to diagnose and treat the disease.
A NEW SCANDAL OF CONTAMINATED BLOOD IS IN VIEW
This denial of reality in the face of Lyme disease in France is all the more criminal because it is a disease that can be transmitted by blood transfusion, which implies a new tainted blood scandal since no precaution is necessary. taken currently. In some countries donations of blood or organs are prohibited to patients with the disease.
Such disregard for our health is unacceptable, and we therefore wish to refer directly to the political authorities. And that's why I'm asking you to sign our appeal to the Ministry of Health.
ACT NOW: IT'S POSSIBLE
Several simple steps could be taken to improve the
detection and treatment of people affected by Lyme disease.
The first thing would be to better train doctors and
health professionals, who are now receiving training
completely obsolete about Lyme disease
We must then review the detection and care protocols
, using reliable tests. The officially recommended tests by doctors, the Elisa and Western Blot tests, are notoriously ineffective
We call for the end of the harassment and repression against health professionals (doctors, pharmacists, biologists) who are engaged in the fight against this infection by drawing on methods that have proven themselves internationally and are not validated in France; you have to know that the laboratory
biologist Viviane Schaller, who was
with new diagnostic protocols was closed
suddenly the 31 may 2012 on the order of the Regional Authority of
Health of Alsace. In addition, the laboratory Nutrivital, the pharmacist
Bernard Christophe who had been working for a long time on
alternative treatments, suffered the same fate in January 2012 for
have proposed an alternative treatment, Tic-Tox, marketed in
German pharmacies, among others but now banned in
La France. The leaders of these two companies are currently
prosecuted for "fraud" on the pretext that they do not have
respected French protocols, which are no longer adapted to the reality of the disease. The same goes for certain doctors of the Chronimed Group, who are also worried by the Health Authorities. It is outrageous that in the twenty-first century, health professionals working for the benefit of the sick are indicted as criminals or scammers while great services have been rendered to the sick and that there are no complaints of victims ...
We demand transparency regarding the state of the epidemic
, its dissemination, as well as an independent, objective study of the knowledge of bacterial transmissions, to find out about blood transfusions or placental transmission, breastfeeding, etc.
We also ask that the Ministry of Health allocate funds for research and epidemiological surveillance (today,
no funding exists for a disease that affects
hundreds of thousands of people.
A basic Lyme disease prevention policy would save us billions of dollars every year.
By opting for serious tests, by setting the right diagnoses, patients can be cared for much earlier with better results. If they also opt for a healthy diet and lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, they may be able to live with the disease for years without the side effects of drugs.
Some centenarians have Lyme disease. And some patients recover to 80% from the first months of treatment. To care for Lyme is possible. Live normally with the disease, too. The best response to the disease remains the strengthening of the immune system. By supporting our action with your signature you can help us to greatly improve or even save many lives.
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