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Pls sugest a diet for diabetic tuberculosis patient with uric acid 6.8. what food should she avoid as she is having drastic weightloss. And what should she eat to cure it

Pls sugest a diet for diabetic tuberculosis patient with uric acid 6.8. what food should she avoid as she is having drastic weightloss. And what should she eat to cure it

Uric acid diet: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What is onko sure test? Is it useful for for undiagnosed tuberculosis patient.?

No: The onko-sure detects a genetic marker associated with certain malignancies. It is not used for the detection of tuberculosis to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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What is the life of tuberculosis patient without treatment?

Variable: Many patients with active untreated TB will have night sweats, fevers and weight loss. The TB organism can damage the lungs causing you to cough up blood. Eventually untreated TB can lead to severe scarring in the lungs. Best to seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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What type of fruits should a diabetic tuberculosis patient should eat?

What type of fruits should a diabetic tuberculosis patient should eat?

Low&IntermediateGlyc: Avoid the following with high glycemic index should be avoided
Dried Dates, Canned Fruit Cocktail.
Fruits with intermediate glycemic index should limit quantity but can eat are
Banana, Cantaloup, Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, grapes,
Fruits with low glycemic index are
Apple, Cherries, Score, Grapefruit, average size orange, Pear and Plums ...Read more

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patient with an active tuberculosis can lift heavy weights?

Not in public: Activity as tolerated is a good rule of thumb for most diseases. Active TB however should be treated. Make sure it is not contagious before going to a gym, or other public places. Check with your primary doctor, or specialist in infectious diseases to make sure you don;t spread the disease to family, friends, or the public. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I get tuberculosis if patient left room and I went in without a mask I work at hospital?

Can I get tuberculosis if patient left room and I went in without a mask I work at hospital?

Not likely.: It really depends on how infectious the patient is and how well the room is ventilated and how long you were in the room. Even under the worst case scenario though, your risk of infection is low. You should know your baseline TB test results (skin test or blood test) and if there is any concern about this being a very infectious case you should be tested now and again in 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?

What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?

A confirmation...: Tuberculosis is a very significant comminicable infection and the treatments are often complex and long with potential of serious side effects, thus you don't want to treat unless the diagnosis is certain. Acid-fast staining is a biochemical process allowing the identification of this bug to confirm diagnosis. Treatment and prevention efforts are expensive/time consuming. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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At the tuberculosis patients, why do they have symptom: night sweating?

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At the tuberculosis patients, why do they have symptom: night sweating?

See below: It is actually not well understood, but the suggestion is because of how the body's response to tuberculosis modifies cortisol levels, with the late-night high level causing night sweats. ...Read more

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Why is injecting a tuberculosis antigen under the skin not recommended for diagnosing tuberculosis in aids patients?

Why is injecting a tuberculosis antigen under the skin not recommended for diagnosing tuberculosis in aids patients?

No reaction: In advanced aids, the skin test will not be positive, we call it anergy, as the cells required to produce the reaction are deficient. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant woman do about exposure to an active tuberculosis patient?

What can a pregnant woman do about exposure to an active tuberculosis patient?

PPD testing serially: Serial PPD (tuberculosis skin testing) should be performed to determine if this pregnant woman had been previously exposed to tb, or if this exposure was enough to convert her PPD from negative to positive. New PPD conversions to positive should be assessed for active TB with chest x-ray and treated fully with anti-tb medication (s) as Isoniazid for 6-9 months. See a maternal-fetal medicine doctor! ...Read more

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Could a tuberculosis meningitis affected patient can give birth a child?

Could a tuberculosis meningitis affected patient can give birth a child?

Menigitis: Having tuberculosis meningitis should not affect the ability to birth to a child, there could however be issues for the child and the mother during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you assist me in showing some x rays pictures concerning patients diagnosed with exptra pleural tuberculosis?

Impossible!: Almost every organ in the body can be infected with tuberculosis. Each organ affected by TB has" Gold Standard" for diagnosis. Many times it is missed because
of lack of including in the differential diagnosis.
It is not common in USA unless immigrants from endemic areas or close contact with TB. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a cancer patient with tuberculosis have after being put on narcotics?

Hard to answer: Based on info. U gave. Pain medicine is usually prescribed for terminal cancer, but doesn't necessarily correlate well with remaining life expectancy. If the oncologist is recommending "hospice care", that usually means less than 6 months to live. Each person is different however, so this is not necessarily 100% reliable. The main thing now is to treat pain to make the patient comfortable. ...Read more

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What precaution for tuberculous lymphadenitis patient?

What precaution for tuberculous lymphadenitis patient?

TB lymphadenitis: Patient with diagnosis of TB must be placed in airborne isolation until pulmonary TB is ruled out. If the patient doesn't have pulmonary TB then infected lymph node has to be tested for presence of TB bacilli by doing culture. If the node is open and draining pus, the patient should stay in isolation until pus stops to drain and shows no more TB bacilli and patient is on appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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What are the best and affordable foods for patient with psoriasis? Thanks

What are the best and affordable foods for patient with psoriasis? Thanks

Low fat: Nothing is proven about diet and psoriasis. We know that psoriasis patients are at higher risk for heart attacks, congestive heart failure and strokes. Therefore I recommend a low fat low salt diet. Exercise and watch your weight. ...Read more

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What is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

What is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

Milk & milk products: Rich sources of calcium include milk and milk products; calcium fortified soy products; calcium fortified cereals and orange juice. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best food for diabetes patient?

Help please? What is the best food for diabetes patient?

Low carbohydrate: To improve diabetes, completely stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.

Low carb food items such as eggs, fish meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil normalize blood sugars and may reduce need for med.

Read: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Best food for patient who have both pneumonia and diabetes?

Best food for patient who have both pneumonia and diabetes?

Protein containing: Food such as eggs, chicken and lean meats.
Fruits in moderation and lots of green. Enjoy. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for cirrosis patients to eat?

What are the best foods for cirrosis patients to eat?

Healthy diet: Most cirrhotics do well on the same diet as everyone else. If there is hepatic encephalopathy, there may be a protein restriction. Nowadays, the term "cirrhosis" is going out of fashion as we discover more and more of these people can be at least partially reversed when treated. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that ...Read more