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IN Health & Fitness ON 14 Sep, 2015
As per the today's lifestyle of people, it won't be wrong saying that a fit and healthy person is the richest and happiest one. Good health leads to a pro-active brain which serves us to accomplish whatever we wish for in our life. So, health is a huge subject which should not be taken for granted and we should keep ourselves updated with a bit of knowledge of signs and symptoms of ailments that may gradually eat our body.
According to a health survey in America, it was found that 300,000 Americans suffer from 'Lyme Disease' and the count is still increasing as it's hard to catch the signs of the ailment. Various health care organizations and online health and fitness advisory firms have gone through a deep research for the mentioned disease and dug up few signs that show the presence of Lyme disease in one's body. To know what are those signs, look below in the story.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, the research says, "From 3 to 30 days after an infected tick bite, an expanding red area might appear that sometimes clears in the center, forming a bull's eye pattern. It is typically not itchy or painful." It may get bigger over time, potentially reaching as big as a foot across. It is the clearest symptom of Lyme disease.
Healthline, a health and fitness advisory website writes that: "The incubation period can lead to confusion about your symptoms. If you don't remember being bitten, you may think you have the flu and won't necessarily connect the tick bite and your symptoms."
Fatigue is associated to various other ailments, but it's also a sign of Lyme disease. A website named lymedisease.org reported that 76% of people suffering from Lyme disease will experience fatigue in the early stages of the infection. Fatigue can often be misdiagnosed as something else, so it is important to consider it in conjunction with the other Lyme disease symptoms. So instead of ignoring fatigue, get regular checkups and medications as soon as possible.
Fever is a symptom of various diseases, including flu, viral and Lyme disease as well. The CDC writes, "Fever and other general symptoms may occur in the absence of [a] rash." A prolonged fever, or a particularly high fever, is always an alarm, as it could be an indication of several serious problems.
headache is usually a sign of uneasyness, tiredness, fever, dehydration and stress. So, many-a-times we try to treat it at home itself. But a sudden and severe headache can be a symtom of Lyme disease too. The Mayo Clinic writes that "a headache may accompany the rash." And according to Lymedisease.org, 70% of infected people experienced headaches in the early stages.
The CDC, a health care website found that swollen lymph nodes among the "early signs and symptoms" to watch for when determining if you may have been infected. Lymph nodes are located throughout your body, including your neck, armpit, and groin regions.
The Mayo Clinic writes, "Bouts of severe joint pain and swelling are especially likely to affect your knees, but the pain can shift from one joint to another." It's an expert advice, don't take a risk with your health, if you find any of such symptoms in your body.
Dizziness is an advanced symptom of Lyme disease. You can once ignore mild dizziness, rarely due to change in schedule or over stress. But, if noticed continuously then it's an issue to be taken seriously.
If every then and now you are feeling sick of a stiff neck, it can be a sign of an advanced level of Lyme disease. According to WebMD, "Some patients also experience a complex range of other symptoms, including a stiff neck." Taking a chance with your health is not at all a smart move. That's why if any of these signs is troubling you, do not ignore it and make sure to take a doctor's advice.