Risks Of Tuberculosis – How To Prevent
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that commonly affects the lungs caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
It is transmitted through air, when someone with pulmonary TB coughs, sneezes, spits or speaks. Infected droplets protected into the air. If TB is diagonised earlier it is treated in better way and can avoid transmission. It will easily affect children, people with HIV, elders and smokers.
- Continuous cough more than 3 weeks
- Coughing with blood
- Night Sweats
- Loss of Appetite
- Weight loss
- Chest Pain and Shortness of breath.
TB is the top 10 cause of the death worldwide. It kills over 2 million people a year globally.
50% of HIV related deaths are due to Tuberculosis.
A report says, India is also among the six countries that account for 60% of the total TB cases globally.
In 2015, TB was reported to have killed 1.8 million people and 60% of them belongs 6 countries including India, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, South Africa and Nigeria.
The infection could spread to other parts as well. Treatment could last from 6 to 9 months or even more.
Breathing exercise and other exercises are important and necessary part of any TB treatment and cure.
How to prevent it
Boost the immunity power by
- Regular breathing exercise (yogic breathing techniques)
- Nutrient rich food (small millets, greens, vegetables and fruits)
- Exercise at 45 minutes regularly
- Maintaining hygiene and sanitation
- Avoid close contacts