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Part 3 of May Awareness

Welcome to Part 3 of May Awareness! Hi Guys and Gals!

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May is Better Sleep Month by the Better Sleep Council. Did you know 90 million Americans have their sleep disrupted by snoring? The Better Sleep Council has so much information on getting better sleep. They even have a quiz to help you determine what type of mattress would suit you best. Check it out here!


 

May is Correct Posture Month by the American Chiropractic Association.

According to the ACA, “Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the least strain on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement and weight-bearing activities. Poor posture can lead to excessive strain on our postural muscles and may even cause them to relax when held in certain positions for long periods of time. For example, you can typically see this in people who bend forward at the waist for a prolonged time in the workplace. Their postural muscles are more prone to injury and back pain.


 

May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month.

A condition that leads to progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain.
How common is condition?
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Rare (Fewer than 200,000 cases per year in the US)
Is condition treatable?
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Treatments can help manage the condition, no known cure
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
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Often requires lab test or imaging
Time taken for recovery
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Can last several years or be lifelong
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Family history may increase the likelihood
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Urgent medical attention recommended
Learn more about Huntington’s Disease through the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Learn more at the Lupus Disease Foundation.

A tick-borne disease caused by bacteria Borrelia Burgdorfer.
How common is condition?
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Very common (More than 3 million cases per year in the US)
Is condition treatable?
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Treatment from medical professional advised
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
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Requires lab test or imaging
Time taken for recovery
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Can last several days or weeks
How is condition transmitted?
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Transmitted through tick bites

Many people with early-stage Lyme disease develop a distinctive circular rash at the site of the tick bite, usually around three to 30 days after being bitten. This is known as erythema migrans. The rash is often described as looking like a bulls-eye on a dartboard.

Some of the common symptoms are as follows:

  • Rashes
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

Symptoms of late-stage Lyme disease:

  • Numbness in hands and legs
  • Arthritis
  • Short term memory loss

Finally, but not exclusively, May is the awareness month for Neurofibromatosis. The Children’s Tumor Foundation website has so much valuable information on this incurable genetic disorder (s). They have a superb resource library. NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. You can donate, volunteer, and advocate by visiting their website for more information.


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