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Tuberculosis Specialist in Faridabad

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis is one of the major health problems in India. As per WHO, in 2020 alone India accounted for 26% TB cases in the world. At Dr Loveleen Mangala’s clinic for tuberculosis treatment in Faridabad, we prioritise your safety and health.

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What Is Tuberculosis (TB)?

TB is caused by bacteria and is contagious in nature. TB is transmitted by an infected person through coughing or sneezing. When a healthy person inhales the air containing these airborne droplets containing bacteria, they can get TB. The disease primarily affects lungs but it can also affect other parts of a person’s body.

What Cause TB?

As mentioned earlier, TB is caused by a bacteria. This slow growing bacteria is called mycobacterium tuberculosis. Most healthy people have these bacteria present in their body but these bacteria are inactive. When the bacteria is active it causes TB. If the person suffers from low immunity the chances of suffering from TB increases.

Who Is At Risk For TB?

TB infection is most likely to occur in people who

  • Are exposed to someone who has symptomatic TB disease.
  • Live in congregate settings with high-risk persons.
  • Live or have lived in countries where TB is common
  • Health care workers who are in contact with TB patients when proper infection control procedures are not followed.
  • Have weaker immune systems due to disease such as diabetes and low kidney function.
  • Suffer from HIV infection.
  • Take immunosuppressants.

What Are Symptoms Of TB?

A person might be suffering for TB is they experience the following symptoms

  • Cough which lasts from more than 3 or more weeks
  • Coughing up of blood or mucus
  • Pain in chest
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of muscle

Apart from these the patient might also experience night sweat,chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes. If you're looking for a TB specialist in Faridabad, visit Dr Loveleen Mangala’s clinic and get your symptoms checked.

How Is TB Diagnosed?

TB can be diagnosed by undergoing various tests such as phlegm examination, chest x-ray, chest CT and physical examination done by a TB specialist.

How Is TB Treated?

TB is a treatable disease. It is usually treated with anti- tuberculosis medication for at least 6 months, this duration might be longer if TB is in the brain, bone and other hard to reach places. If the TB is drug resistant the treatment might last from 11 months to 2 and half years. Most people find it easier to get directly observed treatment(DOT) with support of trained workers. DOT is a universal standard followed worldwide for treating TB. DOT helps in early detection of side effects of medication and prevents missed doses.

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Room No 15, Old Wing, METRO HOSPITAL Sector 16, Faridabad.

Also Avialable At Sachin Hospital, Palwal (By Appointment Only)

+91 9625293011

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM (Monday-Saturday)

info@drloveleenmangla.com

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