Are You Sick?

by Carmen C. Clark - Date: 2010-10-06 - Word Count: 487 Share This!

Symptoms for Lyme disease are numerous. A portion of these are very apparent. Some are more subtle and often associated with other illnesses. In fact it is common for Lyme disease to go completely undiagnosed (or even misdiagnosed completely) until it has reached one of its later (of 3) stages. How do you know what the symptoms are for this disorder? Is it possible to determine if your symptoms are Lyme disease without confusing with these other conditions? If you live in an area that is prone to Lyme disease it will be important for you to learn the information we have compiled.
The most obvious of all of the Lyme disease symptoms is the bull's eye shaped rash that starts to develop. The more technical term is a red ring that develops around the bite site. It then spreads across the body. If comparing this rash to an infected wound, remember that the Lyme disease rash will look different. The red does not usually radiate out from the site. However, with Lyme disease the redness circles the bite. If you start to experience a rash that looks like the Target logo then you know it is time to call the doctor. Be sure and contact your doctor though, regardless what the rash looks like.
Those with Arthritis can attest that it is a painful condition. It can also be an indication of Lyme disease. Manifestation of arthritis can occur for those who are in the third and final stage of Lyme disease. It is often centered on the knees. Have your doctor check you extensively if you develop arthritis and you do not have any of the common factors (i.e. age, broken bones, heredity). This stage of Lyme disease is severe and needs to be treated quickly.
Lyme Disease has a variety of symptoms. Unfortunately the symptoms do not always build upon each other. In fact, depending on which stage of the disease you have moved into, your symptoms can be incredibly varied. Lyme Disease is made up of three basic stages. The last stage causes nerve damage in the motor and sensory functions in the body and is referred to as "late disease". The brain can become inflamed and sometimes arthritis will develop. The problem with this stage is that identifying these symptoms as being a part of Lyme disease usually involves going through lots of invasive testing for other disorders. After everything else has been ruled out a diagnoses of Lyme Disease can be made.
No two people will present with the same symptoms of Lyme Disease. The simple reality of the matter is that you may experience different symptoms depending on what stage your body is. We already know that the symptoms you experience can indeed be different diseases. Contact your doctor the moment you discover a symptom. This disease can move quickly, you should too in order to get you back to feeling 100%.

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