Friday, May 3, 2013

May Day 3 Lyme Awarness

  1. Like I said on the 1st, extreme fatigue, but you can never quite get the right amount or depth of sleep.
  2. Nightmares, night terrors
  3. Waking up too early, often during the night
  4. Sleeping too much. Many naps.
  5. Hard time getting up in the morning. I don’t mean like, “Oops, I stayed up too late and am tired.’’ I am talking painful to wake up.
  6. Chest pain
  7. Heart pain
  8. Heart palpitations
  9. Heart murmurs
  10. Neurocardiogenic syncope (Your brain doesn’t know it should up your B.P. so when you stand, you faint. Basically the opposite of what it should do.)

  1. Lyme is name after Lyme Connecticut where a mother noticed everyone in her neighborhood having knee problems.
  2. Lyme used to be called Lyme Arthritis
  3. It is now known that Lyme can infect every tissue in the body, not just the joints.
  4. The bacteria’s scientific name is Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb).
  5. Like I stated before that Lyme has a spiral form, it also can exist in two other forms.
  6. When threatened Bb can turn into an “L” form, rounding itself and thinning its cell wall.
  7. The second defensive form is a cyst. It thickens and haults growing and reproduction.
  8. In 1982 Dr Burgdorfer found out that the disease wasn’t directly from the tick, but rather the tick regurgitating its stomach contents into human. If it has the bacteria in its stomach, it infects the person it bites.
  9. In the US there are more than 100 known strains of Bb
  10. Worldwide there are more than 300 strains of Bb

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