Can I Take Collagen Every Day In TB Peritonitis Patients?
Good evening doctor, my name is Siti Mutmainah / 24th want to ask the doctor, I am currently in the treatment of TB peritonitis for 4 months, from a pulmonary specialist on a medication schedule of up to 9 months, is it okay to take Collagen supplements every day at the same time as taking TB medicine? Please explain and its side effects on the doctor’s body, thank you
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Collagen is one of the body's natural proteins that can be produced by the body. Collagen plays a role in maintaining skin elasticity, skin strength, replacing dead skin cells and preventing bone loss. The body's ability to produce collagen will decrease with age.
Collagen itself is indeed difficult to find directly in daily foodstuffs. So what can be done is to consume foods that contain nutrients needed to support the body to produce collagen, namely vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and protein. This is what makes some people feel the need to take supplements that directly contain collagen.
However, you should first consult with a nutritionist and a doctor who treats your TB infection. Because collagen supplements also have side effects and can interact with the TB drugs that you are taking, so they may have unwanted effects or may reduce the ability of TB drugs to fight bacteria that cause TB infection. So far no research has been conducted to look at the effects of interactions between collagen supplements with TB drugs.
If a nutritionist assesses your body does not need collagen supplements, then you should replace it by eating foods that contain nutrients that support the formation of collagen by the body itself.
Thus hopefully useful.