What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a disease caused by a bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria is spread to humans by deer ticks that carry the bacteria on their backs. The insect can remain active throughout the year. And this is why ticks are often found during the months of June, July, and August when the body temperature is high.
Types Of Tick You should know that there are two types of ticks that transmit the disease – the deer tick and the dog tick. Deer ticks are larger and have longer legs than dog ticks. The tick then bites into an infected human host and shares its bacteria with the host’s blood.
What symptoms should one look for?
Symptoms are usually triggered by the presence of Borrelia bacteria. As the disease progresses, more symptoms begin to appear. Symptoms of Lyme disease include: A bull’s eye rash, which occurs first in the center of the rash and then radiates outward. Joint pain or weakness, usually in the groin or hips. Fever, chills, or sweats. Muscle or joint aches, Dizziness, shortness of breath, and confusion, Sore throat, Headache and Fatigue.
Lyme disease symptoms: Now that we have explained the causes of Lyme disease, let’s take a look at the symptoms of Lyme disease.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
- A distinctive red-brown bump that covers the entire body, except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
- A red or purple rash that spreads, forming a bull’s eye pattern on the skin.
- Flulike symptoms: headaches, body aches, joint pain, fatigue, skin rash, and insomnia.
- Fever that does not drop below 100°F for more than a few days.
- Fever lasting longer than 7 days, and if untreated, can cause death within 6 months.
- Rash that does not fade when pressed, or appears new on the skin. How it is transmitted Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites. But, before you blame ticks, let us take a brief account on Symptoms of Lyme disease.
Fatigue Swelling or joint pain Fever Headaches Itching Dry mouth Fatigue Sensitivity to light Skin rash. If you think you have Lyme disease, visit your doctor right away to avoid a serious illness. Before you start treatment, it is very important to know what you are facing, and the symptoms you need to look out for.
If you are suffering from Lyme disease, it is vital to get rid of the infection. Lyme disease symptoms generally begin within three months of infection. The disease is not contagious, and does not spread from person to person. The main symptom is an increased number of Lyme disease-causing bacteria in your body.
It can appear suddenly, and can radiate outwards to the whole body. This can be very debilitating and some may be unable to walk.
- Body weakness: The most common symptom of lyme disease is a lack of energy. When a person is exhausted, that is a strong sign they have lyme disease. When muscles, especially the knees, are atrophied, this can cause arthritis and joint pain. It can also cause fatigue and a feeling of weakness.
- Rash: Rashes are also a sign of Lyme disease. If you have a rash, a doctor will examine the skin for characteristic white blisters. If these appear on your skin, then it could be Lyme disease. Itching Some people have a characteristic itching that is characteristic of lyme disease.
- Tick bite: A tick bite is an important sign of lyme disease.
Many cases of Lyme disease are quite similar to some of the common neurological symptoms. Here are a few common neurological symptoms that everyone should know about.
- Eye – Vision changes Difficulty with coordination Neck stiffness, Headaches Stiffness of facial muscles. Tingling or numbness Lower back and leg pain. Difficulty in maintaining balance Convulsion or seizures Mental changes Slurred speech Inability to remember Changes in personality or appearance Patients with Lyme disease may also experience depressive symptoms, stress and anxiety, insomnia, and headaches.
- Diagnosis – It is important that a doctor suspects Lyme disease after a thorough examination to rule out other reasons as well.
Heart rate decreases and heart rate is also lower than normal. Changes in lipids and cholesterol levels. Symptoms get worse when the weather turns cold and could last a few days. Increased possibility of death, particularly in those with cardiac disease.
Other symptoms in the liver, joints, and bones. Muscle weakness and pain in the arms and legs. Irregular heartbeats (possible ‘fevers’). Respiratory symptoms. Dizziness, weakness, chest pains, headaches, and muscle spasms. It is important to note that heart palpitation and chest pain are common lyme disease symptoms, but there is no specific test to confirm this. Your physician may refer you to a cardiologist.
How is it transmitted?
The infection occurs via tick bites and spread via the bloodstream.
An anti-tick product containing the active ingredient named ivermectin is an effective drug that may be used to treat Lyme disease. It is the first line of treatment for these infections. Since it’s an anti-tumor agent, it can also be used to treat skin conditions and make scars less noticeable. It is also the most effective option to be used for relapsing Lyme disease. Early diagnosis The early stage of treatment is necessary.
Therefore, it is important to seek a Lyme disease specialist for early diagnosis and early treatment of the disease. Early diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. Doctors will diagnose the patient for tick-borne diseases with the help of a simple blood test and Lyme disease can be cured.
The treatment of Lyme disease with homeopathy can be fast and non invasive. However, it’s also worth bearing in mind, that you only develop serious disease because your immune system is not operating at it’s full capacity. If it was, you may be bitten, but suffer no sequelae to the bite.
Once you have noticed other symptoms, take the dog to the doctor. The veterinarian will diagnose the dog and give it appropriate treatment. Do not wait a while before taking the dog to the veterinarian. Lyme disease can spread easily to you and in advanced stages can even kill a dog.
Side effects can occur if left untreated. A dog can even be paralyzed on its legs. After an attack on the front and back and hind legs, the disease will certainly attack the breast tissue and disable it. This means that the dog can no longer breathe on its own. He will strangle and die from shortness of breath.
- Blood Test – Lyme disease is tested for by doing a simple blood test. It is a simple blood test that can identify Lyme disease.
- Infection – When a person is infected by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, the body produces antibodies. These antibodies then identify the invading bacteria. The next step is to administer antibiotics to fight the infection. These are antibiotics that have been used by doctors to prevent and treat a wide range of infections for more than 100 years. Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria. They help to kill the bacteria, but they are also effective against some viruses. When a person is infected with Lyme disease, they may also have a fever. Antibiotics will often give a fever in people who have Lyme disease.
“When you first get Lyme disease, your body does not produce
any antibodies, and so the antibody tests aren’t any good, and if
you’re very far along in the disease sometimes an antibody test isn’t
any good either,” says Dr. Whitaker.
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In case you suffer from any kind of an illness the best way to treat it is to immediately visit your doctor or clinic as early as possible. Having said that it is always better to catch the symptoms of any infectious disease before it’s too late. It might help you know what you are fighting. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
How To Diagnose A Illness Any time you suffer from any kind of illness like cold, fever, infection or any sort of illness which is new it is necessary that you visit your doctor. It is always better to take care of your health than wasting your money on unnecessary treatment. The same applies to diseases like Lyme Disease too. It’s always better to get a medical evaluation from your doctor.