Hi, all followers of this website and all friends and anybody who wants to know. The time of year is upon us again so I just wanted to refresh our memories on this more to keep us safer and healthier.
The many things we don’t think about sometimes can hurt us like catching something or getting sick for no reason or we think. Today it seems like they are more and more insects than there ever has been in the world. Let’s take mosquitoes, for instance, getting bite by the wrong ones can cause many sicknesses or diseases like West Nile disease or Yellow Fever.
So let us think about ticks not only this year alone but the past several years the increase of ticks has become phenomenal. Where do they come from they just reproduce more and less are dying out each year?
I alone have had more ticks on me from falling off trees and walking thru tall grass or they can be just blown around in the wind. You don’t necessarily know it sometimes when they get on you and they will bite you and bury up in your skin. Before you know it they can become infected and start itching then when you start scratching you find them.
This is how people can get Lyme Disease and to learn more about it keep reading.
Then what do you do?
That and more is what we are going to explain in this article today.
Starting off …
What is Lyme Disease?
It is an inflammatory disease characterized at first by a rash, headache, fever, and chills.
After that arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.
Also known as Lyme borreliosis an infectious disease.
How Do We Get Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease is a disease that humans get by being bit by a tick.
There are about 3 million cases per year in the U.S.
A tick-borne disease caused by bacteria Borrelia burgdoferi.
What are the Symptoms?
People who encounter this infectious Lyme disease will have these symptoms…
- Fatigue After they have been infected a while the later stage symptoms will be…
- neurological problems
- vision loss
- joint pain (arthritis)
- shortness of breath
Memory loss can also be associated with late stage symptoms.
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
If you suspect you may have Lyme disease or have these symptoms you should see your health care provider as soon as possible. They will run some imaging tests or blood test whatever they feel comfortable with doing in your case.
Many tests that get run are sometimes 50% or less accurate. More accuracy and better testing are being sought in these cases.
You are 10 times more likely to get Lyme disease than West Nile.
When Lyme disease enters the central nervous system and then cured, you may eventually have relapses years later.
Your best bet if you are diagnosed with Lyme disease is to find a doctor who specializes in the disease.
Antibiotic treatment will probably be used by your doctor for a few weeks. Antibiotics that will most likely be used are doxycycline or amoxicillin.
If allergic to penicillin or cannot take tetracyclines you may be given cefuroxime axetil or erythromycin.
These antibiotics are for early stages for later stages intravenous methods may have to be used that last 4 weeks or more.
Depending on the severity of the disease.
Most patients recover after antibiotic treatment.
Test Methods and Stages
Elisa-the (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) this test uses antibodies and color change to identify a substance.
C6-a blood test that detects antibodies against a specific protein called C6.
Western Blot-a test that looks for antibodies the body makes against different molecules or antigens.
Stages of Lyme disease…
Lyme disease has 3 stages the first is
Early localized-stage one of Lyme disease has flu-like symptoms fever, chills, headache, joint pain, and muscle pain. These symptoms will begin days after infection.
Early disseminated-this is stage two of Lyme disease and is where the infection has started to spread throughout the body.
Late disseminated- some late-stage symptoms would be numbness in arms and legs, hands an feet, memory loss and arthritis symptoms. When this occurs usually the infection has spread throughout the body.
How to Avoid Lyme Disease
Now, this is a good one or hard to do if you are an outdoorsy type. Ticks come from outside and to avoid being outside would be very hard to do.++++++
One of the best things to do would be to avoid walking through tall grass where ticks live.
Be very careful walking under trees where ticks can fall off limbs onto your clothes.
Small ticks can even be blown around by the wind making it almost impossible to keep them from getting on you.
So, when you have been in any of these situations check your body for ticks when you are back inside and use repellants on your body.
The Need for this Post
Very obvious wellness nobody wants to be sick or get sick to avoid this we need to be aware of this type of illness. To do that is to be informed on this type of disease that lurks in our society and is not thought of too often. Livegreaterhealth.com is here to keep us updated on the not so thought of things out there that can get us. Sometimes they may sound strange but they’re still there and can take us down if unaware of them.
So, pleases keep aware of these things that are a possibility of getting us sick.
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