Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms and treatment

INTRODUCTION:

Derived from the scientific name of the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the name Tuberculosis refers to an infectious disease more commonly known as TB. German physician Rober Koch had discovered this disease in the year 1882 and he was even awarded with the Nobel Prize for this discovery. It is now considered to be one of the most common, dangerous and even lethal diseases of all time!

Tuberculosis is generally known to affect the lungs in the human body, but many cases and studies have proved that this disease may occur or affect any other organ in the body. In the olden days, this was mostly referred to as a “Consumption” disease because if an effective treatment was not provided for the patient in the initial days of the disease occurrence, it has the capability to consume or take away the life of the patient. But the advancements in medical sciences made it possible to treat this disease successfully with antibiotics. Still, this could be a lethal disease if proper care is not provided for the patient in the earlier stages of TB.

HOW DOES TB ATTACK?

When a person inhales unhygienic air or the air which is filled with minute particles of sputum, he or she can become infected with the tuberculosis bacteria. This can occur when a particular person who already has this infection coughs, sneezes, shouts or spits in the air and the bacteria comes out. People nearby that person can immediately get affected when they breathe the air with bacteria. Some people think that TB can affect them by just touching the clothes or shaking the hands of the affected persons. But that is a wrong perception as Tuberculosis is an infectious disease occurred only by breathing the contaminated air.

A few years back, children used to be getting affected with this disease by drinking unpasteurized milk. Bacteria scientifically named Mycobacterium bovis would cause this kind of TB as it would be present in the unpasteurized milk. But with the introduction pasteurization processes which kills the bacteria present in the milk, there has been a great decrease in the TB affected children drinking milk.

TB infection usually attacks the upper part or the lobe of the lungs. The reproduction of the bacteria which causes this infection can be stopped by the body’s immune system in the initial stages or for relatively less active bacteria. The infection of the lungs may occur severely when the body’s immune system could not hold the reproduction of these bacteria.

SYMPTOMS OF TB:

  • Long lasting cough – for 3 weeks or longer.
  • Continuous and intense pain in the chest
  • Coughing up blood or sputum i.e. phlegm from deep inside the lungs
  • Fatigue and Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fever and sever cold

TREATMENT:

Tuberculosis is absolutely curable and effectively too. Homeopathy is the best way to treat this disease if we want to cure this permanently. Homeopathy plays a vital role in discovering the root of the problem or disease and will start curing from that point. Hence it is more effective and highly recommended.

 

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