You may have never heard of TB or tuberculosis unless you were way before the baby boomer era. Livegreaterhealth.com knows years ago it was pretty popular to hear back in my grandparents days but it was a pretty serious disease that was deadly.
Your family may have been affected by it who knows many people back in that day were affected. Before immunizations for certain diseases was popular.
Many people when the disease was being spread through lack of immunization became sick. When diagnosed early enough their immune system kept it from spreading. Thus showing no symptoms In this stage it is inactive and called latent TB. Remember this as we will be talking about this later.
Like we usually say early diagnoses in most diseases is key to controlling it. In this article, we are going to discover what TB is, what the systems are, what we can do for it, and all the information we can find on it to help understand it better.
So back to the questions we all want to know…
What is Tuberculosis?
(Wikipedia quoted) “Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body.”
Active Tuberculosis is highly contagious but is treatable.
If you suspect that you might have TB as we may have already stated stay away from other people and get to your doctor as soon as possible.
How is Tuberculosis spread? It is spread through the air. But what actually causes us to be infected?
Well, what we know is that it is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis a slow-growing bacteria that grow where there is plenty of blood in the body like the lungs. This is why it mainly affects the lungs but is capable of spreading to other parts of the body.
It is spread or transmitted through the air or by direct contact.
Some ways would be by coughs, sneezing, mucus, touching anywhere germs could be picked up from active TB.
As we have already stated a little bit about it above there are different stages of tuberculosis.
One we already spoke of that one called latent TB that shows no symptoms it is inactive and not as severe. It is not contagious about 10% of latent TB turns into active TB. The other one is …
Active TB is bacteria that has become active that can make you sick by multiplying. This can be cured with the right medicine and treatment. It is highly contagious and should be treated immediately.
This short video will give you more information on this subject…
As stated Latent TB has no symptoms, but the symptoms we are talking
Prevention and Spreading
To prevent TB you should do a few things that will keep you from getting infected by it.
Avoid being in contact with people who have active TB
Have a Healthy Lifestyle eating right and exercising
Get regular blood tests
Know the crowd you are around
To keep from spreading…
Avoid other people stay inside
Stay in a ventilated room
Make sure you take all of your medications
What should you do if you think you might have TB?
If you think that you might have Tuberculosis get to your doctor immediately try not to be around other people. Wear masks till you find out. After doctor tests and being confirmed that you have it.
Take the medication given by the doctor make sure you take it all, stay inside, drink plenty of water, and get plenty of rest.
This was once a global epidemic with no way to treat it.
Today it’s still here with about one-quarter of the population that is thought to be infected.
With 10% of people who have latent TB will become active TB.
If you think someone has TB stay away!
If you have to be around them make sure to wear a mask and make it as short as possible.
Wash hand thoroughly.
To get regular doctor visits to keep your health intact.
This article from livegreaterhealth.com is to keep you informed on the diseases that affect us today. Tuberculosis is an old disease that still causes problems today. It’s not gone still killing people every year in disease-prone countries even the U.S.
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