Lyme Meeting & Event Reminders **
More info, please
meetings are free & open to the public. We provide information on topics
of Lyme and tick-borne diseases and we address other areas of concern to participants.
EMPIRE STATE LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION INC
is canceled due to Hurricane Irene.
Future dates to be announced.
631-878-6657 or EmpireStateLyme@aol.com
more Info and to Download printable flyers:
Empire State Lyme Disease Association
Capital Region Chapter
Please note that there will be no meeting for August,
2011 but the Capital Region Chapter will resume meetings
in September - Please Stay Tuned!!
Unless otherwise specified, meeting are geared to answer questions about
Lyme and tick-borne diseases and to provide education pertaining to
prevention and management of these diseases.
Ticks Can Be Active All Year Round - Caution Urged
The Empire State Lyme Disease Association urges everyone to be on guard throughout the year. Ticks may be active if the temperature is warm, even in the middle of the winter. The ticks can even become more active in the cooler and damper weather, and can be found in leaves, on trees, and in tall grasses or other leafy areas. ESLDA recommends using caution when moving firewood, walking in the woods or fields, and be especially vigilant in checking children who have been playing outdoors.
The use of a commercial tick repellent, wearing light colored clothing, and avoiding leafy or tall grassy areas is recommended for out-door activities. Even if pets are vaccinated, they can bring ticks into the house. Check yourself, check your family members, and check your pets for ticks.
Tick-borne diseases, rampant in New York, can be highly complex, and difficult to diagnose and treat. For instance, blood tests for Lyme can return false negative results, leading doctors and patients down long, expensive, and incorrect diagnostic paths.
We need more doctors to have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases, in all stages and especially advanced stages. New York has a number of outstanding doctors who are helping many patients afflicted with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. If diagnosed and treated early, patients can recover.
If left undiagnosed, or improperly or insufficiently treated, Lyme and tick-borne diseases might turn into life-long debilitation. They can strike every one of the body's systems: digestive, circulatory, psychiatric, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, etc.
Tick-borne diseases are often misdiagnosed as ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, psychiatric and many other disorders. Many people suffer with an "unknown disease" for years before they discover that they are victims of tick-borne disease.
Because there is much conflicting information surrounding Lyme and tick-borne diseases, the Empire State Lyme Disease Association urges everyone to become familiar with prevention, symptoms, the kinds of medical help available, and ongoing support structures. Online information can be found here at
Specifically go to:
article "Spring Is Here, Need To Be Aware Of
Ticks" by Chris Fisk
PBS is broadcasting the film in May, Lyme disease
Lyme disease affect the heart?
below for more information
Symptoms, Misdiagnosis, Testing, Coinfections
LYME GREEN http://lymebites.com/ & also
Empire State Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable
organization incorporated in NYS and dedicated to education, prevention,
awareness advocacy, research, and patient support for tick-borne
illnesses including Lyme disease. Our
goal is to prevent chronic tick-borne diseases,
by education about prevention which includes
crucial early diagnosis. We offer
patient support and we work for awareness of the need for a
quality of health care that needs to be provided
to victims of both early and later diagnosed tick-borne
diseases. We are
dedicated to helping and supporting people
suffering from Lyme and associated tick-borne
State is based in Manorville, NY and is active
in local, state, and national issues.
There is a desperate need for more awareness of the
potential dangers of tick-borne illnesses.
Information on this site
is offered to help further awareness of Lyme
and associated diseases. We hope that the information will help you
to become more familiar with the subject of tick borne illnesses, but the information
on this web site should not be used as a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis, or treatment. The information on this web site does
not represent endorsement or an official position of Empire
State Lyme Disease Association, Inc. or any of its directors, officers,
advisors or members. Please consult a physician for all
medical advice, including advice on testing, treatment and care of a
patient who has or may have Lyme or any associated tick borne