I understand that unexplained weight loss is one of the symptoms of lyme borreliosis. I’m trying to understand why the weight loss. Is it due to collagen tissue breakdown? Or is it something else going on in the body? Thank you.
It could be a number of things. It is not uncommon for people with a long term chronic illness to lose weight as much of the body’s energy is going into fighting the disease instead of building tissue; the disease acts like an energy drain from more healthy functions.