My Major Health Concern: Lyme Disease

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Global Health Concern When I was younger, my major health concern was influenza because a bunch of the other kids at my school had the flu. I have only ever had the flu once, and it was in first grade. I remember my mom had to take me to the doctors because she thought that I could not have the flu because I had been vaccinated. However, I did have the flu and majority of the symptoms related to the flu such as a high fever, cough, body aches, chills, and fatigue. The doctor gave my mom a prescription for an antiviral medication that helped with making the virus shorter. My mother in the meantime had to make sure that she then sanitized all surfaces (door knobs, handles, counters, etc.) she also had to keep my little sisters away from …show more content…
The reason I say this is because we bought a house last year and it is maybe thirty yards from a big wooded area and the river as well and from about April until the end of September ticks are increasingly active. In this particular area we have a lot of deer which also can potentially mean a lot of ticks. Ticks carry the bacterium Borrelia burgdoferi and can be transmitted through a bite of “backlegeed” ticks. The reason I am so scared and concerned about Lyme Disease is because just the symptoms alone can make your life miserable. The symptoms of Lyme Disease include a fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash with the name erythema mirgrns. If you were to leave the rash untreated, the infection can get into your joints, the heart, and worst of all the nervous …show more content…
I will make sure that I am dieting properly, and exercising to maintain my weight because you can increase your risk of diabetes with a poor diet and obesity. I will also make sure that my intake of alcohol as an adult is minimum. If the prevention steps would not work, I would have to receive treatment for both type one and type two diabetes depending on which I developed. Type one diabetes would be treated by having regular injections of insulin, as well as a specialized diet and exercise. If I developed type two diabetes I would have to improve my eating habits, increase my physical activity, and test my glucose. Depending on how bad my levels are my doctor might have me take oral medication, or even use insulin to control my blood glucose levels. Another thing for me to do in preventing type two diabetes is by knowing the symptoms so I can begin improving my diet and exercise. The symptoms I would need to look for would be frequent urination, constant thirst, extreme hunger, increased weight gain, increased fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, cuts and bruises that won’t heal the right way or quickly, yeast infections, itchy skin, red or swollen gums, frequent gum disease, and also numbness or a tingling sensation in my feet or

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