Bush Underwent Treatment for Lyme Disease Last Year

by VR Sreeraman on  August 9, 2007 at 7:10 PM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
Bush Underwent Treatment for Lyme Disease Last Year
US President George W. Bush was treated for a tick-borne disease in 2006 but he remains in excellent health and "fit for duty," the White House has said.

Bush, 61, exercises six times a week and has "superior" fitness for a man of his age and a low risk of heart disease, the official report on his latest physical check up said Wednesday.

The report revealed that Bush was treated in Aug 2006 for early symptoms of Lyme disease, also known as borreliosis. Treatment was successful and symptoms did not recur, the White House said.

Lyme disease, named after a town in the northeastern state of Connecticut where it was recognised in 1977, is caused by bacteria spread by ticks and can cause joint pains or nervous-system damage in severe cases. Detected early, it is easily treated with antibiotics.

The health report said that Bush has a "vigorous aerobic, weight-training and flexibility programme" and has suffered several exercise-related injuries that "do not impact his current duties". He takes a daily multivitamin and smokes the occasional cigar.

"The president remains in excellent health and is fit for duty," the White House statement said.

Source: IANS

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I have had Lyme disease since 2002 and am currently going thru IV therapy. Just got through a divorce and I am on the verge of bankruptcy. Cashed out my retirement to go on an extended IV antibiotic program as this is not covered by insurance. Such a sad situation for all of us Lymies. My friends don't understand how I could go from being an articulate female to sounding like I am brain dead half the time. It's like constipation of the mind. My doctor is moving to Washington, DC as this is one location that protects Lyme-literate doctors. He and another Lyme specialist actually helped me write a brochure for my area. I offer this brochure on youtube under : Lyme disease brochure.
lymegirl45 Friday, November 6, 2009

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