Tuberculosis treatment is aim at curbing multiplication of the germs that cause your tuberculosis. Tuberculosis treatment will help you to raise your immune system and recover quickly from tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a serious infection of the lungs caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB) in which swellings appears on the lungs and other parts of the body. It can be transmitted from person to person.
In this article I’ll share with you, types, symptoms, causes, how tuberculosis can be prevented, diets for tuberculosis patient and tuberculosis treatments.
And now you’re thinking:
How does this write up benefit me?
Here are the benefits! You will know :
- Types of tuberculosis
- Tuberculosis signs and symptoms
- Causes tuberculosis.
- What may happen if tuberculosis is not properly treated.
- How tuberculosis can be prevented.
- Types of foods to to eat and the ones to avoid when you’re battling tuberculosis and
- Tuberculosis treatments.
Are you ready?
Want to know types of tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis is divided into:
- Latent Tuberculosis: The tuberculosis germ is in your body but your immune system is hindering their spread. In a situation like this you are not contagious and will not manifest tuberculosis symptoms.
- Active Tuberculosis: In this case tuberculosis causing your germs multiply in the infected individual body. In a situation like this such an individual can infect another individual.
What are the signs and symptoms?
- Night sweats.
- Hemoptysis (coughing up blood-stained sputum).
- Weight loss.
- Swelling in the neck.
- Rapid heart beat.
- Pus behind the ears.
- Chest pain and
- Loss of appetite.
Causes of Tuberculosis?
Being a contagious disease tuberculosis can easily be spread through the air when an infected person sneezes, spits, coughs, laughs, or even talks. Some tuberculosis are drugs resistant which makes multi-drugs resistant tuberculosis more difficult to treat than normal cases.
However, some factors can put you in danger of contracting tuberculosis. They’re:
- Working at hospital.
- Travelling to environment with turbeculosis outbreak.
- Malnutrition or low body weight.
- Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy.
- Organ transplant medications and
- Medication used to treat psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis.
In addition, you may not be able to fight tuberculosis infection if you are suffering from:
- Head and neck cancer and
- Kidney disease
If you are suffering from this medical condition, medical attention is a must by consulting your medical practitioner!
Before we proceed to how it can be prevented. Let examine what may happen if tuberculosis is not properly treated.
What are the complications?
Without treatments tuberculosis can be fatal. Untreated active disease typically affects your lungs, but it can spread to other parts of your blood stream. Examples of tuberculosis complications are:
- Spinal pain: back and stiffness are common complications.
- Joint damage: tuberculosis arthritis usually affects the hips and knees.
- Inflammation of the membranes that covers your brain (meningitis): this can cause a lasting or intermittent headache that occurs for weeks. Mental changes are possible.
- Liver or kidney problems: your liver and kidneys help to filter waste and impurities from your blood stream. These functions become impaired if the liver or kidney are affected by tuberculosis.
- Heart disorders: rarely, tuberculosis can infect the tissues that surround your heart, causing inflammation and fluid collections that may interfere with your heart ability to pump effectively. This condition is known as cardiac tamponade that can be fatal.
How can you prevent tuberculosis?
If you test positive for latent TB infection, your doctor may advise you to take medications to reduce your risk of developing active tuberculosis. The only type of tuberculosis that is contagious is the active variety, when it affects the lungs. So if you can prevent your latent TB from becoming active, you won’t transmit TB to anyone else.
Tuberculosis can be prevented by:
- Washing your hands after sneezing.
- Holding your mouth or nose with your hands when coughing.
- Covering your mouth with a tissue when you coughs or sneezes.
- Discard used tissues in plastic bag and then seal and throw away.
- Avoid close contact with others.
- Sleep in a well ventilated room that is away from others.
- Place a fan on your window to blow out air that may contain bacteria.
So what are the solution?
The secret lies in diets and natural treatment.
Now let’s begin with…
Diet: Tuberculosis Treatment
A person suffering from tuberculosis should try to have a balanced diet, which can hasten the patient recovery and have long term effect. They are:
- Eat foods rich vitaminD : vitamin D can enhance your immune system functions and cytokin production and reduce your chances of contracting tuberculosis. These foods include: diary products such as eggs, cheese and fish.
- Consume protein rich foods: protein repairs body tissues and strengthens your immune system. They are: meat, fish, beans, and you can also obtain your protein from vegetables.
- Vitamin B-complex rich foods are: nuts, seeds, grain cereals and whole grain for non-vegetarian. Sources include: eggs, fish (such as salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel), chicken and turkey.
- Eat foods that are rich in antioxidants: antioxidants destroys harmful oxygen molecules known as radicals and defends the body. Vitamins A, C and E are good sources of antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A are carrot, pumpkin, cabbage, pawpaw (papaya), orange, mango and dandelion. Vitamin C rich foods are lemon, tomato, guava, et cetra. Vitamin E can be obtained from seeds, nuts, wheat germ, almond, cod liver oil, et cetra.
- Unsaturated fat: such as coconut oil, mustard oil and olive oil are acceptable when included in your diet in moderation.
- Zinc and selenium rich foods: good sources are most nuts, seeds and mushroom. Seeds such as sesame seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds for vegetarian. Non vegetarians can include lean meats (such as fish and chicken) and oysters.
Want to know what to avoid in your diets?
A person with tuberculosis should avoid the following:
- Stay away from carbonated and sugary drinks.
- Avoid excess tea and coffee intake
- Avoid alcohol in any form because it increases the risk of drug toxicity.
- Excess spices and excess salt in your diet should be avoided.
- Tobacco in any form should be avoided.
- Stay clear of foods that contains saturated fats and trans fats.
- Avoid refined carbohydrates foods such as white rice, white bread, sugar, pasta and so on.
If tread with urgency people with tuberculosis can speedily recover. If not, it may lead to the patient death. Tuberculosis Treatment will BE OUR NEXT AND LAST FOCUS.
This article is not meant to be a substitute to where the services of a medical expert is urgently needed.
1. FRESH ORANGE JUICE (Oroma in Igbo; Sakoro in Efik; Lemu in Hausa; Osan didun in Yoruba; Alemu in Idoma; Alum in Tiv) contains cough relieving properties when consumed by people suffering from tuberculosis which assist in quick recovery. Extract the juice 3 Ripe Oranges mix with 1 tablespoon of organic pure honey and drink. Do three times a day for tuberculosis treatment.
2. Cut unripe plantains (Konkomu in Tiv; Ogede agbagba dudu in Yoruba; Agbo ochi in Idoma; Ayaba in Hausa; Ogbadejieoke, Ojioko, Abereka in Igbo) small slices.
Mix with little quantity of Coconut water (Omi agbon in Yoruba; Aki beke Mmri in Igbo; Ame kokodia in Urhobo) and
Little quantity of Organic pure honey.
Mix them together and eat. Do it twice daily for tuberculosis treatment.
3. Damiana Essential Oil: it contains anti mycobacterium properties against TB bacteria. Put 3 drops of Damiana essential oil in 100 ml cup of water. Inhaled the diffused air. Do it twice in a day for tuberculosis treatment.
4. Boervia Diffusa (Baba juju in Hausa; Azeigwe in Igbo; Eti-pon-ola, Etipa elila, Erinpa in Yoruba) prepare tea infusion of Boervia Diffusa leaves and roots. Drink 150 ml two times a day.
5. Banana (Unere, unine in Igbo; Ogede paranta Ogede, omimi in Yoruba; Agbo in Idoma; Abaya in Tiv; Ayaba in Hausa) it contains minerals that can boosts your energy and hasten your recovery. Mash 2 ripe bananas in a cup milk (Mmiri ara in Igbo; Madara in Hausa; Iminiki in Urhobo; Mmongeba in Efik; Wara oyinbo, miliki in Yoruba) and consume. Do it two times a day.
6. MACA (Baka, Isu baka in Yoruba) take half tablespoon of MACA root powder.
Do not take it with energy drink. Take for 3 months and stop completely.
7. Walnuts (Asala, Awusa in Yoruba; Geda Yoruba in Hausa; Ukpa in Igbo; Okwe, Okhue in Bini; Kie in Tiv) regular consumption of walnuts will boost your immune system and protect your body against tuberculosis.
8. Grind the following together:
- Fresh Garlic pods (Tafarnuwa in Hausa, Alubosa ayu in Yoruba, Ayuu in Igbo)
- Wonderful Cola or Gotu Cola (Obi Awogba-arun in Yoruba)
- Ginger (Atale in Yoruba; Chitta in Hausa; Jinja in Igbo)
After grinding them together add Organic pure honey and mix thoroughly. Take 2 tablespoons three times a day for tuberculosis treatment.
9. Bush Marigold (Kalankuwa in Hausa; Urangila in Igbo; Yun-yun in in Yoruba; Isahrasa in Urhobo; Edemeron in Efik) boil the roots of Bush marigold for 30 minutes. Drink 100 ml three times a day for tuberculosis treatment.
10. Date Palm (Dabino in Hausa; Labidun in Yoruba; ike keleka in Igala; Dobino in Nupe; Dibino in Kanuri) get 5 Date Palm fruits, remove their seeds. Put them in a cup of 250 ml water. Boil for 5 minutes. Do it twice daily (morning and night before bed time) for a month for tuberculosis treatment.
11. Moringa Oleifera (Moringa, Drumstick in English; Ewe ile, ewe igbale, Idagbo monoye in Yoruba; Bargaruwa masar, Barambo, Koraukin zaila, Shipka hali, Shura halinka, Rimi nacara, Rimin turawa, Zogalla-gandi, Zogala in Hausa; Gawara Habiwa Hausa, Konamarade, Rini maka in Fulani; Okwe beke Okwe olu, Okwe oyinbo, Uhe Okughare ite in Igbo) put 30 Fresh Moringa Oleifera leaves in 300 ml cup of water. Boil it for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon of Lemon juice (Itie akpaenfi in Urhobo; Lemonu, Ekpe nkirisi in Igbo; Omi osan ganyin in Yoruba; Ruwa baba lemu in Hausa)
And a pinch of Black Pepper powder (Ata iyere in Yoruba; Masooroo in Hausa; Uziza in Igbo)
Mix them together thoroughly eat the leaves and drink the also. Take it on an empty stomach before breakfast for tuberculosis treatment.
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