Homeopathy Medicine for Tuberculosis
Although it typically affects the lungs, the contagious infection known as tuberculosis (TB) can also spread to the brain and spine.Mycobacterium tuberculosiscauses it.
SYMPTOMS OF TUBERCULOSIS
Our immune system usually keeps us from getting sick, even though our bodies may contain the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). For this reason, doctors distinguish between:
- Latent TB.Latent TB, also known as inactive TB or TB infection, is a condition in which one has a TB infection but the bacteria remain in our body in an inactive state and do not cause any symptoms. It can turn into active TB, so treatment is crucial for the person with latent TB as well as for preventing the spread of TB. It is estimated that 2 billion people worldwide have latent TB.
- Active TB-This illness, which usually causes one to become ill and spread to others, can develop right away after contracting the TB bacteria or years later.
Signs and Symptoms of Active TB include:
- 3-week or longer coughing episodes
- Coughing up blood
- chest pain, breathing discomfort, or coughing pain
- Unintentional weight loss
- Night sweats
- Loss of appetite
When TB affects an organ other than the lungs, the signs and symptoms vary depending on the affected organ, such as back pain from TB of the spine or blood in the urine from TB of the kidneys.
CAUSES OF TUBERCULOSIS
A person with the untreated, active form of tuberculosis can release microscopic droplets into the air when they cough, speak, sneeze, spit, laugh, or sing.
One is much more likely to contract tuberculosis from a family member or coworker than from a stranger, despite the fact that tuberculosis is contagious. Most people with active TB who have received appropriate drug treatment for at least two weeks are no longer contagious.
Since the first antibiotics were used to treat tuberculosis more than 60 years ago, some TB germs have evolved the ability to survive despite antibiotics, and that ability gets passed on to their descendants, which is another reason tuberculosis continues to be a major killer.
Some TB bacteria have developed resistance to the most widely used treatments, such as isoniazid and rifampin. Drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis emerge when an antibiotic fails to kill all of the bacteria it targets, and the surviving bacteria become resistant to that specific drug and frequently other antibiotics as well.
Everyone has a chance of contracting tuberculosis, but certain factors can raise that risk.
Weakened immune system
TB bacteria are frequently defeated by a robust immune system, but if our resistance is low, our body will not be able to mount a strong defense. Several illnesses, conditions, and medications can compromise our immune system, including:
- Severe kidney disease
- Certain cancers
- chemotherapy is one type of cancer therapy.
- drugs to stop organ transplant rejection
- Several medicines for psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis
- exceptionally young or old
Traveling or living in certain areas
People who reside in or travel to regions with high tuberculosis rates and drug-resistant tuberculosis are at an increased risk of contracting the disease, including:
- Eastern Europe
- Latin America
- Caribbean Islands
Poverty and substance use
- Lack of medical care – People who are homeless, have recently immigrated to the United States, live in remote areas, have low or fixed incomes, or are on fixed benefits may not have access to the necessary medical care to diagnose and treat tuberculosis.
- Substance use-Our immune system is weakened by IV drug use and excessive alcohol consumption, which increases our susceptibility to tuberculosis.
- The risk of contracting TB and passing away from it is significantly increased by tobacco use.
- Wearing a mask and frequently washing your hands lowers your risk of contracting TB bacteria while working in the healthcare industry.
- Living or working in a residential care facility-Because the disease is more likely to spread anywhere there is overcrowding and inadequate ventilation, people who reside or work in prisons, homeless shelters, psychiatric hospitals, or nursing homes are all at an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis.
- Living in or emigrating from a country where TB is common-A high risk of contracting tuberculosis exists for people who are from TB-endemic countries.
- Living with someone infected with TB-Our risk is increased if we live with a TB patient.
COMPLICATION OF TUBERCULOSIS
Untreated active disease usually affects your lungs, but it can spread to other parts of your body through your bloodstream, making tuberculosis potentially fatal if left untreated.
- Spinal pain-Common tuberculosis side effects include stiffness and back pain.
- Hips and knees are typically affected by tuberculous arthritis in terms of joint damage.
- A persistent or intermittent headache that lasts for weeks as well as mental changes are possible as a result of swelling of the membranes that cover our brain (meningitis).
- Liver or kidney problems-The functions of our liver and kidneys, which are both affected by tuberculosis, which help remove waste and impurities from our bloodstream, are compromised.
- A condition known as cardiac tamponade, which can be fatal, is occasionally caused by tuberculosis infecting the tissues that surround our hearts, resulting in inflammation and fluid accumulations that may impair our hearts’ ability to pump effectively.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR TUBERCULOSIS
Homeopathic treatments are individualized for each patient based on their unique set of symptoms.