Is Pulmonary Tuberculosis Dangerous?

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Hello, I was diagnosed with severe pulmonary tuberculosis, a fluid in the lungs and it has spread to the intestines, now I am taking TB medicine for only 2 days. Do you think there is a chance for me to be completely cured?

1 Answer:

Hi Yulia,

Thank you for asking

Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. This TB infection can attack various organ systems, including the lungs, intestines, and so on. The severity of TB infection in other organs outside the lungs can be classified as mild or severe, as follows:

Mild extra pulmonary TB: lymphadenitis TB, unilateral exudative pleuritic TB, bone TB (other than spine), joint TB, adrenal gland TB Extra pulmonary TB: meningitis TB, miliary TB, pericarditis TB, PT peritonitis, bilateral exudative pleuritic TB, TB spine, intestinal TB, urinary tract TB, and genital TB Indeed, in general, these diseases require a longer treatment period. However, even though it is classified as severe, with proper and comprehensive treatment, pulmonary TB that has spread to the intestines is not an incurable disease.

Therefore, you should consult directly with a doctor or specialist in internal medicine regarding the condition you are experiencing. TB treatment can be done by administering anti-TB drugs (which consist of a combination of antibiotics) which is done for at least 6 months. In addition, several other treatments can also be done according to the symptoms experienced by the patient.

Apart from treatment, you should also take the following steps to optimize healing:

Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods, rich in calories and protein, to support your body's resistance. Diligently exercise every 2 to 3 days to keep your body in good shape Drink sufficiently Maintain proper sanitation of the environment where you live, ensure adequate ventilation and lighting Avoid smoking. ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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