Patterns Of Life In The Past That Affect Tuberculosis?
I was sentenced to be positive for TB … Just taking medicine … I want to ask .. can this tb be caused by our lifestyle a few years ago so that the impact can only be felt now … ??
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Tubeculosis (TB / TB) is an infectious disease that is contagious and caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria most often infect the lungs, but can also infect other organs, such as lymph nodes, nervous system, bones or joints, etc. Typical symptoms of pulmonary TB include: a long cough (more than 3 weeks) with / without blood, weight loss without apparent cause, night sweats, fever that is not too high, body weakness. These complaints need to be evaluated by a doctor and continued with a physical examination, and if there is an indication, a supporting examination will be carried out, in the form of phlegm, blood and X-ray examination.
Past life patterns that affect the immune system can indeed affect the risk of TB infection. Risk factors associated with tuberculosis infection include:
Contact with active TB patients Living in dense, slum dwelling environments, poor air circulation in the home, and lack of sunlight entering the home Having illnesses or conditions that cause a weakened immune system, for example: HIV / AIDS, diabetes mellitus, cancer , and / or in chemotherapy treatment Nutritional deficiencies You are advised to consult with a doctor, pulmonary specialist, or internist if you experience symptoms that point to suspicion toward pulmonary TB. As a recommendation at home, you should eat a balanced nutritious food, get enough rest, and avoid smoking. To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about TB.
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