Understanding Lyme Disease
Often left due to it sharing symptoms with other illnesses, Lyme disease is on the rise, and you should know what to look for to stay safe. According to the Center for Disease Control, every year in the US, 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease, and it is often assumed that the number of people infected is actually higher due to cases where the patient was misdiagnosed.
What is Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which is most commonly contracted by bites from ticks. The disease can affect many organs and systems within the body, even your heart, brain, muscles, and the entire nervous system. Once infected, you may experience the early signs as soon as three days after. These symptoms include:
- Aches in muscles and joints
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Rash on bite mark which grows in size over time
As the infection continues unchecked, the symptoms become more severe. After a few days/months after the initial tick bite, you can experience:
- More rashes appearing
- Irregular heartbeats or palpitations
- Short-term memory issues
- Joint pain and swelling
- Nerve pain
The problems brought on by Lyme disease care substantial, and unfortunately, doctors can occasionally mistake it for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other conditions. This difficulty in diagnosis comes from the fact that Lyme disease is known to mimic many other diseases through its symptoms, making it incredibly difficult to detect.
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Understanding Lyme Disease in Orlando FL and surrounding counties
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