Tuberculosis (TB)


Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis is a highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis most commonly affects the lungs but also can involve almost any organ of the body. Tuberculosis can also affect the central nervous system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, bones, joints and skin of a person.

 Only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they propel TB germs, known as bacilli, into the air. Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease like the common cold, it spreads through the air. TB is passed on from person to person by droplets carried in the air, usually from coughs and sneezes.


Symptoms of Tuberculosis

Some symptoms of Tuberculosis are:

  • Symptoms of TB in lungs: a bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer, pain in the chest, coughing up blood or sputum.
  • Other symptoms of TB are: weakness or fatigue , weight loss ,no appetite ,chills ,fever,sweating at night,night sweats,flu-like symptoms,gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Symptoms of chronic lung infection (pulmonary tuberculosis) are: persistent cough ,chest pain ,coughing up bloody sputum ,shortness of breath ,breathing difficulty,recurring bouts of fever ,progressive shortness of breath . 

Causes of Tuberculosis


Causes of Tuberculosis are laid below:

  • TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is also called a tubercle bacillus.
  • TB is passed from person to person via droplets. When someone with TB infection coughs, sneezes, or talks, tiny droplets of saliva or mucus are expelled into the air, which can be inhaled by another person.
  • When the bacteria cause clinically detectable disease, you have TB. .

.Home Remedies for Tuberculosis


The most effective home remedies for Tuberculosis are:

  • Pineapple has been found  useful in dissolving mucus and aiding revival. One glass of pineapple juice is advisable daily
  • The juice of the plantain or the normal cooking bananas works miracles in tile treat of tuberculosis. It asserts to have cured patients in a higher stage of this disease with frequent cough, plentiful expectoration and high fever in two months, by this treatment.
  • Increase the consumption of bottle gourd, as it the best vegetable for increasing the body's resistance to tuberculosis.
  • A glass of orange juice must be mixed with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of honey and taken every day by the patient. Due to its salty action in the lungs, it eases expectoration and defends the body from minor infections.
  • In some clove oil, add a few pieces of crystallized sugar. Let it sit for some time. Have this mixture several times a day.
  • In a juice of onion, add a bit of asafetida. Have this mixture every half an hour, to relieve a person of tuberculosis.
  • You should eat food that will be rich source of calcium, as calcium is much needed to cure tuberculosis fast. Milk is the rich source of calcium and hence you can depend on milk in tuberculosis.
  • A teaspoon of mint juice, mixed with two teaspoons of pure malt vinegar and an identical amount of honey, should be stirred in 120 ml of carrot juice. This must be given as a medicinal tonic thrice every day in the treatment of tuberculosis. It liquefies the sputum, feeds the lungs, increases body resistance against infection, and prevents the unsafe effects of anti-tubercular drugs.

Tuberculosis Treatment and Advice


Treatment and advice for Tuberculosis are described below:

  • The patient should totally rest his mind and body. Any sort of stress will delay healing TB.
  • Fresh air is always significant in curing the disease, and the patient should pay out most of the time in the open air and sleep in a well-ventilated room. Sunshine is also necessary as tubercle bacilli are killed quickly by exposure to the sun's rays.
  • Other helpful steps towards curing the disease are avoidance of strain, slow massage, deep breathing, and a light occupation to make sure of mental .

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