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13 Jan 2020

Recognize the Symptoms of Lyme Disease As Experienced Justin Bieber

Recognize the Symptoms of Lyme Disease As Experienced Justin Bieber - Recently, shocking news came from Justin Bieber. He claimed to be diagnosed with Lyme disease ( Lyme disease ) after feeling annoyed by various accusations from people about his current appearance.

Not only that, but Justin Bieber also claimed to suffer from chronic severe 'mono' mononucleosis that affected his skin, brain function, and overall health. What exactly is meant by Lyme disease incurred by the singer of the song ' love yourself'?

Recognize the Symptoms of Lyme Disease As Experienced Justin Bieber
Credits: ABC News

What is Lyme disease?

According to Medical Editor from, dr. Reni Utari, Lyme disease is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of black-footed fleas infected by the bacteria Borrelia Burgdorfer. This bacterium is obtained after fleas bite infected mice or deer.

Furthermore, when these fleas bite the human skin, these bacteria are transmitted. Bacteria will enter the skin and eventually enter the bloodstream. To transmit bacteria, an insect takes 24-48 hours to be on your skin.

Within a few days of the bite, bacteria can move to the central nervous system, muscles, joints, eyes, and heart. The development of this disease can vary depending on the individual.

Regarding Lyme disease in Indonesia, dr. Reni added that there were indeed reports showing that this disease had occurred in Indonesia. However, this rarely happens.

Symptoms of Lyme disease to watch out for

Symptoms of Lyme disease that appear in each individual can be different. dr. Reni said, "Early signs of Lyme disease usually appear 3-30 days after tick bites. However, it can also look after a few days or even months after a bit. "As for the symptoms of Lyme disease that you should be aware of, including:

The red rash initially appears at the location of the tick bite, which can then occur anywhere on the body. The outbreak has a central red dot surrounded by a full red circle outside. It does not generally feel itchy but is a sign that the infection has spread in the skin tissue.

Fatigue is the most common symptom of Lyme. Fatigue that occurs is different from fatigue. Usually, it can even be very severe and envelop the entire body. In a 2013 study, 76 percent of adults with Lyme reported experiencing fatigue.

Joints stiff and painful
Pain and stiffness in the joints can be an early symptom of Lyme disease. The joint may also be inflamed, swollen, and feel warm to the touch. The pain that occurs can move around; for example, today occurs in the knee, then the next day moves to the neck. This problem can affect more than one joint and most often involves large bones.

Sensitive to light and blurred vision
Being sensitive to light can make you uncomfortable. A study reports that light sensitivity occurs in 16 percent of adults who experience Lyme disease in the early phase. Also, in the same survey, 13 percent of people reported experiencing blurred vision.

Change the mood
Lyme disease can affect your mood. You may become more irritable, anxious, or depressed. A study reported 21 percent of Lyme sufferers in the early phase said that he became irritable. Meanwhile, 10 percent of sufferers in the study reported experiencing anxiety.

Headache, dizziness, and fever
Lyme disease also has flu-like symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, fever, and muscle aches. About 50 percent of people affected by Lyme disease show flu-like signs within a week of being infected. Although it is difficult to distinguish the symptoms of this disease with the common cold, generally, these symptoms come and go.

Sleep disturbance
Sleep disorders in people with Lyme often occur. Joint pain, sweating, or chills at night can wake you up when you are asleep. Even in a 2013 study, it was reported that 41 percent of adults with Lyme experience sleep disorders.

Neurological problems
Lyme bacteria can affect one or more cranial nerves, which play a significant role in human body motion. This condition can cause your body to lack balance or show poorly coordinated movements.

Also, when these bacteria attack the facial nerve, it can cause muscle weakness or paralysis on one or both sides of the face.

Cognitive impairment
There are many types and levels of cognitive impairment, such as difficulty concentrating, length of digesting information, or trouble remembering a thing. In one study, 74 percent of children with untreated Lyme disease reported that they had cognitive impairment.

Meanwhile, 24 percent of adults with this disease report having difficulty concentrating. Even in severe cases, it can cause memory loss.

Also, other symptoms may occur, namely heart problems (irregular heartbeat), eye inflammation, and hepatitis. The many symptoms of Lyme that are similar to the symptoms of other diseases sometimes make this disease difficult to diagnose. However, seeing a doctor is the best way to detect and treat this disease.

Treatment of Lyme disease

A series of tests will be performed by a doctor to diagnose Lyme disease. When the doctor has diagnosed, you have this disease, it will be treated immediately.

"Usually, for the early stages of Lyme disease can be treated with oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime. But in some cases, there are also antibiotics given by injection, "said dr. Reni

Antibiotics by injection are done if the bacteria have spread to the central nervous system making it possible to directly enter the bloodstream. Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy, taking antidepressant drugs, changing your diet, or stretching like yoga to relieve some of the symptoms that you feel.

Meanwhile, further research is still needed to find out the best way to treat chronic Lyme disease. Therefore, the earlier the Lyme disease is found, the better the cure rate. Most people with Lyme who receive treatment immediately can get better faster.

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