TUBERCULOSIS (TB) : CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND PRECAUTIONS

TUBERCULOSIS : CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND PRECAUTIONS



CAUSES :

1. Tuberculosis disease is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The         bacteria usually attack the lungs, and any part of body such as Kidney, Spine and Brain 

2. Every person having Tuberculosis bacteria (Latent TB Infection bacteria). When the               Immune system is weak are at high risk of developing and  the bacteria become active in     the body multiply to being sick with TB disease..  

3. Chain smokers, taking liquor more and regularly are effected the Tuberculosis disease 

4. The TB disease spread person to person through air, when a person with TB disease           coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. people nearby may breathe in these bacteria and           become infected.


SYMPTOMS :

The two types of TB related conditions are occur, one the Latent TB infection and other is TB disease.

People with Latent TB infection do not have symptoms and they can not spread TB bacteria to other person.

Coughing that lasts three or more weeks.Coughing up blood.Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing, Weight loss, Fever, Night sweats and Chills. Loss of appetite, weakness or fatigue etc.

Initially gland appear under legs and at the back side of the head.

The ESR (Erithro sedimentation rate) test result shoes very high.

Precautions :
  • Take balance diet to improve the the immune system in the body.
  • Stop smoking and alcohal
  • If you have been around some one who has TB disease, you should go to your doctor for tests (Skin test or TB blood test)
  • The skin test is called Montoux Tuberculin is performed by injection of a small amount of Tuberculin fluid in to the lower part of the arm must return within 48 to 72 hours to reaction on the arm.
  • Other tests such as chest x-ray andf a sample of sputum may be needed.   
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About G A Moinuddin

Ahmed Moinuddin retired from his position as HR Manager in a top Indian Public Sector Organization. He holds Masters in Sciences and has versatile experience in managing people and departments. His passion is to share knowledge from the bucket of experiences he had over these years at personal and professional front.
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