Overcoming Shortness Of Breath In People With TB?

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Good morning, so a few days ago I was coughing with a little blood and a little chest tightness and then I went to the clinic and found that I had tuberculosis, the medicine I had been drinking the day after yesterday, this morning my chest felt more tight, unlike before and migraine, did is this normal? or the effect of the drug? thank you

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Hello Amin,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to be clarified, what tests have you been through until you were finally diagnosed with TB? What treatments did you take before? In addition to coughing, bloody phlegm, shortness of breath, and migraines, do you also have a fever, vomiting, additional breath sounds, drastic weight loss, excessive sweating, or other complaints?


TB (TB, tuberculosis) is a chronic infection that occurs due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This microorganism indeed attacks the lungs most often, although it is not impossible to attack other organ systems. Generally, pulmonary TB sufferers will indeed experience coughing as the main symptom. Typically, cough due to TB occurs chronically (more than 2 weeks), phlegm, and sometimes accompanied by blood. Not infrequently this cough will also be accompanied by chest pain, tightness, headache (which you call migraine), and various other complaints as we mentioned above. However, the diagnosis of TB should not be made haphazardly. You need to undergo a series of examinations, for example sputum, X-ray, laboratory, and so on before finally undergoing TB treatment. This diagnosis should be made correctly because the duration of treatment is not short, and side effects are not small.


In addition to TB, the complaints that you are experiencing at this time may also be caused by other diseases, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, tinsillopharyngitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, allergies, and so on. The side effects of the drugs you are taking may make this condition worse, or not (depending on the type of medication).


It is recommended that you check yourself with your doctor or internist so that the cause of your complaint can be identified and handled properly. In the meantime, first resolve your complaint by:

More rest
Use a mask
Avoid contact with cold temperatures, smoke, dust, pollution, and other airway irritants
Take paracetamol if the headache is disturbing
Do not expel phlegm or spit carelessly
Always maintain personal hygiene and the environment in which you live
Stay away from cigarettes
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, rich in calories and protein
Do not carelessly take other medicines without a doctor's prescription

Hope this helps ...

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