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Healthy Lung Vs Tb Lung
Is it advised to walk on d tredmill during the fifth month of TB treatment? Is it compulsory to do exercises like walking for lungs to b healthy?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?
Accept Rx or die: It's that simple. And you must comply with treatment exactly as prescribed, or you are likely to develop a resistant strain that will not respond to further treatment. This is costing people their lives all over the world. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is accurate and that you're quarantined as required to keep others safe. ...Read more
Good day I am dignosed with TB in the lungs....And are my 2nd week of taking pills....Can i still infect other people...My kids ?
TB: It can. The primary focus is usually the right lower lobe because that is the easiest site of entry for inhaled droplet nuclei containing afb. When the infection reaches the local nodes they suppurate, erode into an adjacent artery and the m. Tbc then spreads throughout the body to the areas with most blood flow. Either the patient then forms multiple granulomas or goes on to develop miliary tb. ...Read more
Not TB: Radiographic findings are one part of diagnosis of disease processes. Some things can have similar appearances and usually differential in diagnosis.. Negative correlative blood test and sputum negate the radiographic findings. Negative skin test: means the person’s body did not react to the test, and that latent TB infection or TB disease is not likely. Look for other cause of xray findings. ...Read more
Mild scarring is seen in the right lower zone of my lung, what does it mean? I don't even have history of tb. How do I get this?
Information.: Scarring in the lung can occure for many reasons. Any type of occult infection can cause it. An asymptomatic blood clot can cause it. If it doen's cause a functional problem it may be you don't hae to worry about it. However, you should have periodic chest xrays to be sure it is stable and not progressive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can intense greif/ psychological trauma cause one to ve tb? It is said by ppl in some countries that TB of lungs is a disease caused by greif
No: You can get TB from exposure to the bacteria associated with the illness. This may come through infectious droplets from a TB patient's cough or sneeze. Most people overcome this primary tb, & it stays dormant for years. Especially in elderly and sick people though, it can reactivate. In traditional chinese medicine, the emotion governing the lung is grief -- but this differs from tb. ...Read more
TB damage: The TB itself doesn't really attack the lungs. It is more the body's own immune reaction that causes the damage. In attempting to control and clear up the infection the immune system sends in different immune cells and many different immune chemicals are released. It is this process more than the actual TB bacteria that causes the damage. ...Read more
I smoked cigarette for six months ten smokes a day. I am concerning about my lungs as i had TB few years ago.
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Take your medication: You will need to be treated with several antibiotics for many months depending upon your other risk factors.Health condidtions and the antibiotic sensitivies of your mycobacterium tuberculosis. You will be monitiored closely for medications side-effects and response to the treatment. If you stick to your doctors recommendation and take the medications as prescribed you are likely to get better. ...Read more
Can be treated: Drug resistant TB will require treatment with additional second line drugs, sometimes for longer than usual duration of therapy. Rifadin (rifampin) is one of the first line meds, so in cases that are resistant to it, the second line meds can still help in treating the infection. Talk to your doctor about the treatment options. ...Read more
I have a TB on the lymph node.Do the bacteria can spread to the other parts on the body especially lungs?
Yes, tuberculosis: Is an infection caused by bacterium. It can affect any organ. You need to have proper anti-tb treatment. ...Read more
I had TB 6 years ago, and made a scar on my right upper lung. Is there a possibility that it will be rem0ved?
I was infected lung TB around ten years ago and treated for one year then got recover. Qtf-gold positive last week. What does it mean?
Tuberculosis: Your treatment with inh is unlikely to have eliminated all of these organisms. It is meant to reduce the risk of recrudescent infection after having had primary exposure. Mycobacterium tuberculosis will live in your body for lifetime without symptoms if you are fortunate, and the positive quantiferon is evidence of its presence. You should be fine, but tell any doctors you see that you're positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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