Can People With TB Pleurisy Not Be Exhausted?

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I want to ask, I’m currently suffering from tuberculous pleurisy and are on medication for eight months. I am currently working where my work demands that I stay up for several days so that rest periods are greatly reduced. I want to ask whether my lack of rest can fail the treatment that is going through? And is it true that TB sufferers should not be exhausted? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Van,


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TB (tuberculosis) can attack various organ systems, including the pleural membrane, the membrane that lines the lungs and chest cavity, or often called TB pleurisy. This condition is clinically often makes sufferers experience chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, mild fever, excessive sweating especially at night, body weight decreases dramatically, decreased appetite, weakness, fatigue, until swelling around the neck and / or underarms due to the spread of inflammation of the pleura.


This condition should be handled optimally, so as not to significantly reduce the quality of life of sufferers. The treatment for pleurisy TB can be done by administering OAT (anti-TB drugs) coupled with several other treatments tailored to the complaints that arise. To get the right treatment, you can consult directly with your doctor or lung specialist at the nearest health facility.


Not only taking drugs, another key to the success of TB treatment for pleurisy is lifestyle modification and overcoming the risk factors. One component of lifestyle modification in question is to increase the number of breaks, including by not staying up as much as your current job demands. Lack of rest due to too much staying up late, can cause your immune system decreases so that the healing process will also indirectly be hampered. Not only that, when you stay up a lot, you also have a tendency to be lazy to eat, lazy to exercise, even lazy to take medicine so that the disease can be more difficult to cure.


If possible, you should ask for information from the doctor where you seek treatment to be shown to your employer where you work. The certificate may be used as a consideration for your employer to put you in the right job position, so that the treatment you are undergoing can continue to run optimally. However, even if this is not possible, you can work around this in the following way:

Even if you stay up late, take time to rest 6 to 8 hours a day, for example when there is no activity in your work environment, or while sleeping during the day
Stay disciplined taking medicine as your doctor's advice, ask to be reminded by your closest relatives so you don't forget to take medicine
Eat a variety of healthy and nutritious foods, which are rich in calories and protein
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Drink enough water
Take time to exercise 3 to 5 times a week, with a duration of 30 to 60 minutes of presentation
Stay away from cigarettes, alcohol and drugs
Do not engage in free sex
Keep the environment where you live is always clean, good air circulation, and adequate lighting

Hope this helps ...

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