This disease impacts your nervous system
The body systems that Lyme Disease affects
How the body system works with and without the disease
- the nervous system usually sends signals to the brain but when you have Lyme disease it interferes with the signals
- the muscular system usually makes your body move but if you have this disease it makes you very sore and tired
- the integumentary system controls the skin but after when your diagnosed with this disease your skin may be bumpy or itchy.
- the cardiovascular system works the heart but if you have this disease you might be getting heart pains and it might be hard for you to breathe because your lungs are infected.
Target and population
Signs and Symptoms
A circular rash at the site of the tick bite, typically within 1-2 weeks of infection, it’s often the first sign of infection. A “bull’s-eye” will appear with a red spot surrounded by clear skin.
In some people, the infection will spread to other parts of their body. The person might feel unwell and tired.
- The last stage can happen if the earlier stages of the disease was not detected or properly treated. The symptoms of late Lyme disease can appear at any time from weeks to years.
My dad has Lyme Disease, the doctors said he has had it for 8 years.
My grandpa had Lyme Disease but they noticed his earlier so they could treat it sooner and he could get better faster.
- I selected this condition because some of my family members have or had it and I wanted to learn more about it so I would be aware of this disease.