KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Tuberculosis or tuberculosis is a type of lung disease caused by a bacterial infection. There are many factors that can cause tuberculosis. By being aware, you can reduce your risk of contracting tuberculosis.
Cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the CDC, the TB bacteria are spreading in the air. Therefore, you need to be careful when making close contact with people with tuberculosis. Especially when the sufferer sings, talks or coughs.
There are many things that are often misinterpreted as the process of TB spread. You do not contract the disease when you shake hands, share food or drink, kiss or share a toothache with someone with tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis begins when bacteria enter the airway and grow and develop in the lungs. Tuberculosis can spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. However, not all types of TB infection cause the sufferer to get sick.
A strong body can fight bacterial infections even if they have entered the body. This condition is known as latent tuberculosis. Apart from the fact that they do not show symptoms of tuberculosis, people with latent tuberculosis also cannot transmit the bacteria to other people.
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However, this does not mean that you can ignore tuberculosis, yes. When the body’s immune system is weakened, bacteria that did not cause problems can be active, causing disease. Some of the following factors to look out for because it can be the cause of tuberculosis.
Some types of drugs
You need to be careful about taking certain types of medications because they can cause TB infection. Organ transplants, corticosteroids or other types of drugs are some examples. Do not hesitate to get tested immediately if you have symptoms of tuberculosis.
The characteristics of tuberculosis that you may experience are chest pain, phlegm cough mixed with blood and intense cough that lasts for more than three weeks. Fever, loss of appetite and weight loss are other conditions you may also experience.
Infection with the HIV virus that causes HIV can also cause TB infection. People with HIV have a lower immune system than other people. this is what makes his body more susceptible to diseases such as tuberculosis.
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Very serious kidney disease can also be the cause of tuberculosis. The kidneys, which are responsible for filtering waste and boosting the immune system, may not function optimally. As a result, your body becomes more prone to infection than tuberculosis.
You have to take care of those around you. The CDC says that hospitals or other places where you have TB and an area with high TB cases can make you susceptible to the same disease.
Edited by: Belladina Biananda