Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Avril Lavigne: Overcoming Lyme Disease

Pop singer Avril Lavigne recounted her recent bout of Lyme disease with the New Zealand Herald.

"I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I was bedridden for five months." - The New Zealand Herald
 Unable to get out of bed the singer admitted she went without showering for weeks.  Husband Chad Kroeger was only able to check in on her during breaks in the Nickelback tour.  Lavigne said messages and videos from fans wishing her well boosted her spirits.
According to Wikipedia Lyme Disease can cause long term or permanent health problems.  The disease is spread by ticks and with warmer weather and outdoor activities everyone should be more conscious of the threat this disease poses.  Learn the symptoms.  Reduce your exposure by wearing proper clothing and check yourself for ticks when you return from an outdoor excursion.  And if you have any reason to think you may have been infected seek medical help

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