Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection affecting any organ through the
lymph nodes and bloodstream.
What to look for
a mild cough.
fatigue and loss of weight.
a bloody cough.
fever and night sweats.
pain in the chest, back, or kidneys.
Tuberculosis is usually found in the lungs.
The bacteria present will eat away at the
tissue of infected organs and this can be fatal. If you receive proper care and treatment
the organisms can lay dormant forever.
The disease is contagious but not to the
extent that colds and flu are. You have to be in close personal contact with the organisms
over a period of time to catch the disease and even then you may not come down with any
symptoms. The infection could be dormant. It is still wise to receive medical attention as
the disease can become active eventually. treatment.
If you have TB (in its active or dormant
state) you must seek conventional medical treatment.
Tuberculosis is generally caused by the
bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
You may have no symptoms if you are
infected with TB.
Usually antibiotics are the standard drug
used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
If you have TB, you must go to a doctor.
Alternative therapies may help alleviate some symptoms of the disease, but they cannot
replace medical treatment.
Herbal Therapies - Echinacea or Pau d'arco
may be recommended. Echinacea or Pau d'arco
may be recommended.
A good balanced diet may help you build
strength to avoid this disease.
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