Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month? This disease is caused by bacteria transferred from a tick bite that can cause serious illness. Utah is one of the most common geographical areas to contract Lyme disease. We encourage you to know the potential symptoms of Lyme disease, as they can often be disguised as something else.
Lyme disease has been labeled “the Great Imitator” because its symptoms are common in other conditions, and this can result in the disease going undiagnosed for too long. However, we encourage you to consider the possibility of Lyme disease if you have noticed symptoms such as:
– Flu symptoms such as nausea, fever, joint pain and muscle aches
– Blurred vision
– Impaired sleep
– Reduced cognitive function
– Balance issues
– Stiff neck
– Sensitivity to sound and light
– Partial facial weakness due to nerve paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
Following a walk in the forest or tall grass, we encourage you to conduct a thorough search of your body for ticks. Lyme disease can also coincide with conditions such as mycoplasma, Rocky Mountain Fever, TBEV and tularemia.
If you suspect you may have contracted Lyme disease, we encourage you to contact your physician, and if you would like additional wellness options, please give our Theta Wellness Center team a call at 801-590-7461 to learn more about our drug-free Lyme disease recovery assistance in Sandy, Utah. Dr. Mike Simpson look forward to helping you on your path to wellness!