The Lyme Disease Association of Australia is a small yet powerful registered charity and Australia’s peak patient body. We are committed to achieving universal recognition and equitable treatment for Australian Lyme and associated disease patients.
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Natalie's Story: 110 ticks in one day
During her years in the service of New South Wales National Parks, Natalie Young was often bitten by ticks. For years, this was no big deal. She lived a healthy lifestyle, surfing regularly on top of her active, outdoor, dream job as Field Officer Discovery Park Ranger. She had renovated a couple of houses, was happily married and looking forward to the future, including starting a family...
Lyme-Ed: A course for practitioners
Scholarships (free access to the full course) are available for Lyme-Ed for Practitioners until 31 October 2021, for registered naturopaths and GPs. There is an overwhelming need for Lyme-literate practitioners in Australia, both medical and complementary. In response to this, LDAA has partnered with Dr Nicola Ducharme to make her online Lyme disease training, Lyme-Ed available to practitioners
Lyme disease manifests as a multi-systemic illness that can result in symptoms affecting random parts of the body including the muscles, joints, organs, brain, gastro-intestinal and neurological systems. Lyme disease is generally categorised into acute (early) and chronic (late) stages of disease, each with varying symptoms.