There are diseases which never hear about: perhaps because not as massive, because they affect a huge number of people, or simply because they do not diffuse as they should. But therefore it is essential that we know to prevent or cure from Lyme disease.

What is Lyme disease?

The Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria spread by the bite of a tick. It is important to bear in mind that not all ticks carry the disease, are usually only deer that do. In Argentina it is not common, but it is endemic in the US, Canada and Europe. Not being present in the region, it may be that doctors do not know it and incur a misdiagnosis. That is why we stress the importance of spreading and know their symptoms.

What are the symptoms?

The disease progresses in three stages but are aware of the symptoms of the first to act in time.

• During the first 30 days after the bite may be a rash or small red spots.
• Fever
• Headache
• Fatigue
• Muscle aches

If the disease is not treated during the first stage it can spread to other body parts: joint pain or swelling and problems in the nervous system. If complete their development without being properly can lead to changes in the habit of sleep and mood. Treatment involves the application of antibiotics, which vary depending on the stage of the disease.

The story of David

David Ostrovsky suffers from Lyme since 2008. That year he traveled to the United States where he contracted while exercising in a park. Months later began to feel ill and the symptoms began to manifest in your body, but in Argentina nobody could diagnose it correctly. At first he lost coordination, balance and slept straight hours, without an accurate diagnosis.

The first diagnosis was sclerosis, because the symptoms are similar but the treatment is just the reverse. When not treated properly, he lost hearing in his right ear.

It was he who research online about their illnesses got to understand what I had. A blood test was performed and the results sent to a specialized clinic in the United States. The first diagnosis was received by Skype.

David traveled in two weeks and improved dramatically. Today, the whole struggle to combat disease and disseminated to raise the funds it needs to carry out treatment and others do not have to live its history. To achieve full recovery, the full treatment lasts between 1 and 2 years.

Avril Lavigne and history

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne also suffering from Lyme. In an interview he gave on television he told his story and said it is already recovering.