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Documentary Explaining Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease has been growing in impact. Is it a weaponized illness released into the environment? Is it more lethal because of our compromised immune systems?

A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, this eye-opening film investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are all in their head?

Following the stories of patients and physicians as they battle for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of our health care system and its inability to cope with a silent terror under our skin.

Under Our Skin is a powerful and often terrifying look not only at the science and politics of the disease, but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed. From a few brave doctors who risk their medical licenses, to patients who once led active lives but now can barely walk, the film uncovers a hidden world that will astound viewers. While exposing a broken health care and medical research system, the film also gives voice to those who believe that instead of a crisis, Lyme is simply a disease du jour, over diagnosed and contributing to another crisis: the looming resistance of microbes and ineffectiveness of antibiotics.

As suspenseful and hair-raising as any Hollywood thriller, Under Our Skin is sure to get under yours.

Author: Martin Pytela