Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is a very prevalent, potentially highly infectious disease in rural India. But in India, the rural and the urban living in close proximity. That puts every Indian at risk of getting infected by the TB bacteria. Infectious Diseases Center, at Hyderabad, harbour the best quality treatment for TB.
What Is Tuberculosis?
Simply put, tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that affects the lungs. If left untreated, it can spread to the surrounding organs of the body as well. It is a highly contagious disease and causes millions of deaths each year, worldwide.
How Does Tuberculosis Spread?
TB spreads through the air. An infected person can release TB germs while he coughs, sneezes, spits, laughs, or talks. An uninfected person breathing the same air can get infected. However, the longevity of the germ in the air is very less. Hence, it’s less likely that you will catch TB from a stranger. But if you live with an infected person or if TB is prevalent around your home or workplace, you can get contaminated.
Weakened immune systems like in patients of HIV and malnutrition and smokers are at a higher risk of getting TB.
What Does It Feel To Have Tuberculosis?
The early signs of TB are:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Sudden weight loss
- Chills and fever (mostly at nights)
- Chest pain
If left untreated, TB will gradually destroy your lungs and the germs will spread to other parts of the body like the kidneys, the heart, the bones, the brain, etc. Gradually, the other organs will fail to function as well leading to death.
How Is Tuberculosis Treated?
The general way to treat TB is by giving the patient a long course of antibiotics. But some people are resistant to some antibiotics. That is why secondary and tertiary medicines are stored for those patients. However, what kind of antibiotic will benefit the patient needs to be discovered at the beginning of the treatment. Accordingly, the treatment is planned.
For patients who do not respond to any of the antibiotics, supporting medicines can help them manage the symptoms and reduce discomfort.
The damages caused by TB cannot be undone. But with some supportive medicines and therapies, TB patients can enhance the quality of their life.
Tuberculosis Care At Infectious Diseases Center, Hyderabad
TB needs very sensitive care and a careful treatment so that the patient can get relief and also so that the disease can be prevented from spreading. At Infectious Diseases Center, our TB treatment aim at giving you a full recovery while ensuring that you are saved from side-effects as much as possible. If you are struggling with TB, you can consult our TB experts to get a second opinion.