Oxalates are molecules found in foods which can accumulate in the body, and cause symptoms that mimic Lyme Disease symptoms. Vitamin B-6 deficiency, magnesium and thiamine deficiency can also increase oxalate synthesis. Additionally, there appears to be a genetic predisposition for sequestering oxalates as well.
Symptoms of oxalate intolerance include:
Urinary tract pain
Urgency to urinate
Vulvar pain in women
Patients may need to consider a low oxalate diet to limit the ingestion of high oxalate foods such as: