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What you need to know about lyme diseases

What Causes Lyme

You must have heard of Lyme diseases but know not much about it. Well, this disease is caused by what is known as Borella Burgdorferi. The ones responsible for transmitting this disease are ticks. Even one bite from a tick will cause some havoc with your health. The problem is, since tick bites are not really that noticeable, it is difficult to determine whether you are already being bitten.

This type of disease is very difficult to distinguish and prevent. Considering the source of this lyme diseases, being careful in not being bitten by those tiny ticks, it is unlikely for one person to feel that a tiny tick has already taken a bite on your skin. You wouldn’t even notice them just like you won’t notice any mosquito bite. As observed, mosquito bites are even easier to detect since you will feel the pain once it sticks its mouth into your skin. Tick bites are not noticeable since you won’t be feeling the bite right away.

Symptoms of Lyme

Although it is difficult notice those tick bites, you can see some signs or symptoms when you are already infected with Lyme disease. Here are noticeable signs that you can take notice of so you can get treatments as soon as possible.
The first thing you will notice when Lyme disease is in your body is you will get what is called as ‘bull’s eye’ lesion. This is how Lyme disease would start. The part where the tick bit you will have a lesion that looks like a red ring with dark red. But again, this can go unnoticeable.

This lyme diseases can cause some rashes and muscles pains. You will also feel pain in your joints and tendons. This can also cause some serious problems with the heart and nervous system. You will be feeling some fatigue, depression, insomnia, heart block and paralysis.

Treating Lyme Diseases

There are treatments that have been given to those patients with Lyme diseases. But some experts are not as confident as to the effectiveness of these treatments since there are recorded cases wherein the disease persists. It is also noted that even those treatments that are seen as effective to fight against the symptoms of Lyme disease are also affecting the immune system. This weakens the person’s defense against more treats. They have side effects that can also cause some complications.

Be Prepared and Free From Diseases

There are ways of helping yourself to fight against this lyme diseases, and even those other diseases, that can be of great help to you.

Your first weapon against diseases like Lyme is to be aware and understand them as much as you can. Educating yourself on Lyme disease can be very beneficial. The immune system of your body also needs to be prepared at all times. It is advisable that you boost your immune system. Get plenty of Vitamin C and other nutrients that can help you add ‘muscles’ to your immune system.

Eating foods that are healthy and keeping a healthy lifestyle can help you a lot in maintaining good health and away from any disease.

By Emelie Go, published at 02/09/2012
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