May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. To help raise awareness of this debilitating disease, we’ve shared information on how to identify the symptoms and effects found in sufferers, as well as how to protect yourself.
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Lyme disease is becoming increasingly widespread with devastating effects on people’s health.
You can contract Lyme Disease by being bitten by an infected tick. The tick transfer from animals onto grass and undergrowth and attach onto your skin when you brush past. Mosquitos can now also carry the bacteria.
When bitten, the Lyme borrelia bacteria and other co-infections transfer into your blood. Some people get a bulls-eye rash, others don’t event realise they have been bitten. If treated straight away, a course of antibiotics can kill it. If not, it spreads through your blood stream, into your major organs and brain, evading the immune system.
It starts off with flu-like symptoms: Extreme Fatigue, fever and chills
The chronic symptoms include: severe muscle and joint pain, neck pain and stiffness, loss of short-term memory, swelling in joints. They can also lead to depression and psychiatric problems.
It’s often misdiagnosed as other auto-immune diseases such as: ME / Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, MS and Arthritis.
- Check your skin and check your pets for bites.
- Remove any ticks with tweezers as close to your skin as possible, pulling the tick gently away.
Here are a couple of links to tick removers on Amazon. If you make a purchase, we receive a small percentage of the sale. All of this money will be donated to charities for Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease is now widespread and with its co-infections, has devastating effects on your health and life.