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I'm 40 years male. My ESR level is 15. CRP level is 15. SGOT is 49 and GGT is 60. I have sinus problem since 15 years and takes soluble pain killers everyday. At least 4 tablets per day. Please help.
I had anal fissure, it used to pain during excretion but I had been using pilex creme on prescription from doctor. It's probably has been fixed. But now I've got a lot of itching in and around the anus, more in the perineal raphe area. It's also red. It becomes difficult to bend sometimes. What is it? Can you please suggest some home remedies or precautions. I don't wanna undergo anymore surgeries. I had pilonidal sinus surgery in May this year.
I am getting dry cough from past 10 days. Doctor given antibiotics. But still it is there. Why this ll happen. Is thr any serious issue.
I feel breathless when I run even a 100 ft. My heart pumps rapidly as it going to burst. What's the reason. Sometimes I feel shortness in breathing while sleeping.
I am 18 years old I get cold before two days. I am critical to breathe air. Please advise me. How to clear this cold.
She suffering from dry Cough for the last 20 days, follow up thru ENT, but it hasn't cured yet. What should I do?
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of most deadly diseases know globally. It is an infectious disease occurring in many developing and developed countries as well. However, more patients can be seen coming from developing nations. According to WHO (World Health Organisation), 9 million people suffer from TB in a year. Tuberculosis is one of the diseases leading to deaths among women aged between 15 to 40 years.
The main cause of TB is a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is an infectious disease that is also contagious. However, tuberculosis can be of two varying types:
- Latent TB- In this case, the bacteria causing TB remains inactive in a person’s body and does not show any signs and symptoms of TB. However, it may become active. An estimated 2 million people have latent TB and need to be treated.
- Active TB- The bacteria causing TB is active and results in various symptoms which can be transmitted from one person to another.
Some of the signs and symptoms of active TB are:
- Severe Cough
- Coughing up Blood (Hemoptysis)
- Chest Pain
- Loss of Weight
- Night Sweats
- Decreased Appetite
- Feeling Cold
- Having Difficulty in Breathing
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
There are other types of TB occurring among people that have many more symptoms:
- Skeletal TB (Pott’s Disease)
- TB Meningitis- headaches, mental changes and coma
- TB Arthritis- usually pain in knees and joints
- Genitourinary TB- dysuria, flank pain, increased frequency, masses or lumps
- Gastrointestinal TB- problem in swallowing, ulcers, mal-absorption and diarrhoea
- Military TB- It is basically small nodules that occur in organs
- Pleural TB- This basically refers to the respiratory problems of empyema and pleural effusions
- Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB)- People suffering from TB and having medications for it may develop a resistant to certain drugs over time.
- XDR TB- Patients being drug resistant to tuberculosis drugs. XDR stands for extensively drug-resistant.
- Caseous TB- Necrotic (dead and dying) tissue infected with TB has a dry and cheesy appearance.
These were some of the symptoms associated with various types of Tuberculosis. However, its diagnosis may range of doing a skin test to blood tests to x-rays to sputum tests. Along with this doctors use a stethoscope to listen to the sounds of lungs.
What you need to keep in mind is that TB affects other parts of the body as well. If you are having tuberculosis in your kidneys, then it results in loss of blood through urine. So you need to observant and report to your doctor accordingly.
As TB is a contagious disease, its treatments require certain medications which have to be consumed for a period of 6 months. For effective results and better recovery, doctors advise patients to complete the full course of medications.