Causes And Treatment For Tuberculosis In The Elderly?
Evening,rnrnMy dad is 57 years old with tuberculosis, maybe he just got tuberculosis but my dad has been coughing “for months something has come out of blood and yesterday the consul to the doctor arrived on the X-ray and the doctor said it was lung” My papa on the right side is getting worse, how is it? Can my father’s tuberculosis be cured??
TB is a disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is transmitted through the air breathed. TB can infect various organs of the body such as bones, lymph nodes, lungs, to the brain.
TB usually causes symptoms such as coughing up blood that lasts more than 2 weeks, shortness of breath, chest pain, weight loss, excessive sweating at night. TB is not treated quickly, then it can cause damage to lung tissue.
If your father has tuberculosis and an X-ray of the right lung is severe, then TB is usually still cured. But for lungs that have been damaged, it is usually quite difficult to return to their original state. However, with regular and routine TB treatment, the infection can be eliminated. And then the lung tissue can be maintained so as not to suffer further damage.
Therefore, it is recommended that your father regularly check with a specialist in internal medicine for TB treatment and other supporting treatments. Usually the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis takes at least 6 months, and will be followed up on a regular basis.
It is recommended that your father not smoke so as not to worsen lung function. Use a mask when outside the house. Do not throw phlegm carelessly. Eat foods that are high in protein.
Here's an article you can read about Tuberculosis
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