Is soya milk good for treatment of tb

Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an infectious condition caused by bacterial infection. It is highly contagious and can severely deteriorate your health and quality of life. Since tuberculosis does not cause any symptoms in its initial stages, it is almost always diagnosed in the later stages, when it has already become unmanageable.

There is a vaccination against tuberculosis, and this can help prevent the bacterial condition from ravaging your respiratory system. Antibiotics are usually the first stage of treatment, followed by more aggressive medications and possible hospitalization.

While there is a lot of talk about using soya milk for the treatment of tuberculosis, there is no scientific evidence that would suggest such a correlation. Soy milk, which is the milk made form soya beans, may help clear the congestion in your chest; however, this is the extent to which medical research has associated soy milk with tuberculosis.

Still, research does point out that those who consume soy milk are much less likely to develop tuberculosis than those who consume cow’s milk. Here’s why.
  • Cow’s milk could potentially contain harmful bacteria that may cause tuberculosis, which is not found in soy milk.
  • Soy milk also helps you boost your immune system so that your body is able to fight off any infections that may affect you while your immune system is busy taking care of the tuberculosis bacteria.
  • Some researches argue that there are some inhibitive agents in soy milk that prevent tuberculosis bacteria from entering and growing in the body. However, there is no concrete data that can support this theory. Conflicting studies also suggest that similar preventive compounds can also be found in other foods such as goat’s milk and eggs. Those with allergies to soy and soy-based products should avoid consuming soy milk even though it may be helpful in the treatment of tuberculosis or its progression.

answered by G M

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