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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?

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?

Ok, but not needed: Millions of people get TB treatment, and they only have to go about their normal lives, which we hope will include daily walking and some exercise every day or two. Having TB treatment is not related to any additional need for more exercise. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

? Scar cancer is rar: I think you should do fine. There is a small theoretical risk of what is sometimes called a scar cancer but it is extremely rare. So i would not worry about it. There are no other risks for now. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with TB of the lungs and abdomen?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with TB of the lungs and abdomen?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Depends: If drug therapy is effective, then you are typically not capable of infecting others after 10 to 14 days. But this must be tempered by an understanding that your sputum cultures and smears must be checked to confirm they are now negative. ...Read more

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Do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

Do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

Not necessarily: Yellow mucus usually indicates an infection but it can be due to any number of causes. ...Read more

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Why doesn't primary TB occur in lung apices like secondary TB does?

Why doesn't primary TB occur in lung apices like secondary TB does?

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

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What should I do if I have TB in my lungs(skin, sputam test negative)but X-ray said tb.?

What should I do if I have TB in my lungs(skin, sputam test negative)but X-ray said tb.?

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

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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Can somebody tell me how can TB actually attack the lungs?

Can somebody tell me how can TB actually attack the lungs?

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

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I had TB in 2007. I always have some pains in my lungs especially winter what can be the cause?

I had TB in 2007. I always have some pains in my lungs especially winter what can be the cause?

Re-eval: If you had active tuberculosis in 2007 you should be getting re-evaluations. Your physician will be able to do a thorough assessment & may be able to tell you the basis of the continued pain. ...Read more

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Is back pain is a symptom of lung tb?

Is back pain is a symptom of lung tb?

Potts disease t: I don't know about lung TB but TB can spread to spine and cause potts disease with bone collapse was common in asia at one time. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with TB of the lungs and abdomen. What can I expect moving forward?

I have been diagnosed with TB of the lungs and abdomen. What can I expect moving forward?

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

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Tb in the lungs, what are the implications if the person is rifadin (rifampin) resistant?

Tb in the lungs, what are the implications if the person is rifadin (rifampin) resistant?

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

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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

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I had TB 6 years ago, and made a scar on my right upper lung. Is there a possibility that it will be rem0ved?

No: The right upper lobe does not participate much in overall function of the lung. A scar in this area is usually well tolerated and doesn't cause any symptoms. Sometimes though a fungal infection can occur in the location of a prior TB scar. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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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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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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