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Lyme Disease: Know The Ailment That?s Plaguing Bella Hadid

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Yolanda Foster, who has spoken candidly about her struggle with Lyme disease, revealed Thursday that two of her children were also diagnosed with the disease in 2012.

People?reports that, while talking about the same she said, ?Watching my babies struggle in silence to support me in my journey struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me.?

Addressing the audience at the gala, Yolanda, who is an outspoken advocate for Lyme disease awareness, spoke about her own battle with the chronic disease for the last four years. ?I honestly don?t have the proper words in my vocabulary to describe to you the darkness, the pain, and the unknown hell I?ve lived these past years.,? she said. ?I actually did not live. I just existed in a jail of my own paralyzed brain. This disease has brought me to my knees. Many nights I wish to die. I pray that I will just wash away into heaven, where there will be no pain,? reports Hollywood Life.

How is Lyme disease transmitted?

It’s not as certain as scientists used to think ? that it’s transmitted only through ticks. There may be other methods, unfortunately, though not well known, of transmission of this disease. We don’t really know for certain that this is the only way it’s transmitted.

What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?

Fatigue, but the fatigue could come and go. It could be post-exertional fatigue or fatigue they have one day and then the next day they feel somewhat better. Typically, Lyme disease is associated with a brain fog, headaches, difficulty concentrating … muscle and joint pain, tingling and numbness, neck pain, sometimes palpitations, different types of neurological symptoms. … Anxiety is one of the symptoms as well, and sometimes the anxiety can be debilitating and can even present as panic attacks.

How Is Lyme Disease Treated?

In its early stages, Lyme disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics. In general, the sooner such therapy is begun following infection, the quicker and more complete the recovery. Antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin taken orally for two to four weeks, can speed the healing of the rash and can usually prevent subsequent symptoms such as arthritis or neurological problems. There is no compelling evidence that prolonged antibiotic therapy is more effective than two weeks of therapy. Prolonged antibiotic use may have serious side effects.

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