Management Of Shortness Of Breath In TB Patients?
..rnI am 28 years old..rnDh almost 2 years ago I experienced shortness of breath..rnBut no one in my family has a history of asthma..rnI think it’s just because of my weight what is increasingrnBut it turns out that my mother checked with the doctor, she has TBrnhow can I also not be infected
Hi Gita, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Shortness of breath is a condition that despite its name, can be caused by systems other than the respiratory system. For example, shortness of breath in the circulatory system can be caused by severe anemia due to a lack of oxygen-carrying blood, so the body compensates for this deficiency by breathing more often, causing symptoms of shortness of breath. From the bone system, a curvature of the spine or severe scoliosis can also cause shortness of breath because a crooked spine can limit the space for the lungs to expand when breathing.
Shortness of breath can also be caused by the immune system in the form of insect bite allergies. These allergens in the body make the immune system secrete certain substances that cause narrowing of the airways and cause shortness of breath.
But beyond that, the incidence of asthma itself can also arise without a direct family history of asthma. Family history will increase a person's risk factors for asthma but without that a person can develop asthma. Besides that, asthma may affect your grandparents, but because of the advances in health technology at that time, they didn't know they had asthma, or that your great-grandmother was affected, and so on.
So what we want to say is that there are so many possibilities of shortness of breath, and the best you can do is to see a doctor. Of course you may have tuberculosis like your mother, but again, the similarity of symptoms does not determine a person's diagnosis. It takes taking a history, physical examination and supporting to be able to determine a person's medical condition. Meanwhile, to avoid getting infected from TB sufferers, you can use a mask when facing sufferers and always remind your mother to take medication regularly. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa