Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Though it can affect any part of the body such as kidneys, spine, brain, it starts as a respiratory illness with a cough, fever, weight loss. It is a potentially contagious disease that spreads from one person to another through tiny droplets of sputum containing the bug released into the air via coughs and sneezes.
Apart from a cough and sneezes, the symptoms include Coughing up blood, Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing, Fatigue, Night sweats, Chills and Loss of appetite.
TB is diagnosed by various tests including sputum testing, chest X-ray, Bronchoscopy, CT chest imaging studies. As there are two types of TB; latent TB/active TB, there is a different course of actions to take treating each of them.
If you have latent TB, you might have to take only one type of TB drugs for a period of 4 months. But if you have active TB (drug-resistant) then you will require several drugs at once.
Tuberculosis treatment in Aurangabad is economical and is highly important for individuals who have shown symptoms of TB. Due to advances in technology and R&D, TB treatments and medication have become highly effective.