Olivia Flowers, a popular Instagram influencer and model, has recently opened up about her brother’s battle with Lyme disease, which she claims led to his untimely death. In an emotional Instagram post, Flowers shared photos of her brother and revealed that he had been suffering from the disease for years.
According to Flowers, her brother’s Lyme disease went undiagnosed for years, during which time he experienced a range of debilitating symptoms, including chronic fatigue, joint pain, and cognitive impairment. Despite seeking medical help from various doctors and specialists, he was repeatedly misdiagnosed and mistreated, leading to a worsening of his condition over time.
Flowers believes that her brother’s struggle with Lyme disease is a reminder of the urgent need for better awareness and understanding of the disease, as well as better diagnostics and treatment options. She has also expressed her hope that by sharing her brother’s story, she can help raise awareness of the disease and encourage others to seek help if they are experiencing similar symptoms.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is estimated that there are around 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year, and the disease is most common in the northeastern and upper midwestern regions of the country. Early symptoms of the disease include a distinctive “bull’s-eye” rash, fever, and flu-like symptoms, but if left untreated, it can lead to more serious complications, such as joint pain, neurological problems, and heart palpitations.
Flowers’ post has received an outpouring of support from her followers, many of whom shared their own stories of Lyme disease and expressed their gratitude for her efforts to raise awareness of the disease. Her brother’s story serves as a powerful reminder of the need for better understanding and treatment of Lyme disease, and the importance of advocating for better resources and support for those who are suffering from this debilitating illness.