What Are The Medicines Should Be Given To The Tuberculosis Patient?

Tuberculosis is a highly infectious disease that afflicts the lungs. The disease although generally thought of as being respiratory, it can also affect the kidneys, liver and brain. Tuberculosis is passed from one person to another through tiny droplets that are released into the air, particularly when coughing or sneezing. For most people however the symptoms of tuberculosis may not develop, despite getting infected. Till today tuberculosis remains a troubling illness that is a major cause of death worldwide, particularly in impoverished underdeveloped countries. Drug resistant strains of the disease and the spread of HIV have only increased the incidence of TB.

Because of the severity of the disease and given the risks of failure, natural treatments are not recommended as an alternative, but they can certainly help facilitate healing, minimize deterioration and also to limit the side effects of certain conventional treatments. Natural remedies therefore do have an important role to play in tuberculosis treatment. In most cases of tuberculosis the infection is cured with medications that have to be taken religiously for several months. It is absolutely necessary to adhere to the instructions of your health care provider and never self prescribe or stop treatment against the advice of your doctor.

There are various medications for TB available, whether a latent or active infection. In most cases of an ongoing infection the patient is treated with a combination of isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide. There may be other drugs prescribed during the different stages of treatment, but these four are generally standard. Side effects from tuberculosis medications can unfortunately be severe and they are highly toxic to the liver. You could experience symptoms like nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, jaundiced skin, darkened urine, and lasting fever with no apparent cause. Tenderness in the abdomen and blurring of vision are also not uncommon.

Natural remedies can help to avert many of these severe side effects, and also facilitate the healing process. According to most naturalists a strong and healthy immune system can crush almost any infection with just a little help from herbs like Garlic. Dietary changes and modification to strengthen and boost your immune system are of the utmost importance. Lifestyle changes also become necessary, as without adequate sleep and relaxation the immune system would become weakened. Exposure to sunlight, treatment with herbs like bayberry and horsetail, the consumption of herbal teas, and some amount of physical activity are among the recommendations of most natural health practices.

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