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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an infection that can affect most animals, including humans. It is typically transmitted by ticks when one bites into its host. The pathogens entering into the bloodstream, and can wreak havoc on any area of the body. Ticks that carry Lyme are found in many areas of the world. However, some areas of the United States have a higher population of ticks and therefore a higher incident of Lyme disease. Are you doing what you can to prevent Lyme? Are you suspicious that you or someone you know is being affected by it? It’s time to be aware!

Signs to Watch For
Signs of Lyme can be different from one person to the next. Just because someone you know with Lyme is experience one thing, doesn’t mean it will be the same for you. Being aware of the many signs of Lyme can help you do something about it sooner rather than later. Here are SOME signs of Lyme…
– fatigue – headache – joint pain
– rash – muscle pain – fever
– sweats – sleep issues – chills
– cognitive issues – neuropathy – depression
– neck pain – heart issues – digestive issues

Prevention
Ticks are most commonly found in grassy or wooded areas. The best thing you can do is to avoid these areas doing the spring, summer, and early fall. For those who do choose to venture out into these areas, here are some things to think about from the Lyme Disease Association…
1. Walk in the middle of trails, and avoid sitting on logs or leaning on trees.
2. Wear a hat, and tuck hair in if possible.
3. Wear a long-sleeved shirt.
4. Wear closed-toe shoes.
5. Wear long pants tucked into socks.
6. Wear a repellant on skin and clothes.
7. Wear white or light colored clothing to see the ticks better.
8. Do a tick check immediately upon returning from the outdoors.
9. Check again 2-3 days later.
10. If you find a tick remove it carefully, getting the entire head, and save it.

For more information contact Balanced Health at 612-812-9121 or email at info@creatingbalancedhealth.com.