How does Lyme disease affect daily life?

Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and their severity may vary from person to person. These symptoms may be uncomfortable, debilitating, and get in the way of everyday activities. Luckily, if detection is prompt and treatment is obtained in time the infection will likely resolve and symptoms will subside. In a small number of cases, people still have symptoms, like fatigue and muscles aches, after treatment. This is called chronic Lyme disease. The cause of this phenomenon is unknown. 
 
In cases where Lyme disease is untreated, complications may occur. Potential complications include:
 
  • Chronic joint inflammation aka Lyme arthritis 
  • Heart rhythm irregularities 
  • Cognitive issues such as impaired memory 
  • Neurological issues such as facial palsy, inflammation of the meninges (meningitis), and neuropathy
 
living with lyme disease
 
 

Sources
  • "Lyme disease." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 03 Apr. 2016. Web. 04 Nov. 2017.
  • “Lyme Disease.” Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2017.
  • “Lyme Disease.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC, 14 Aug. 2017. Web. 04 Nov. 2017. 

 

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