Potential Damaging Effects of Tuberculosis
The damaging effects of tuberculosis (TB), in particular when it is undiagnosed and / or untreated, can be potentially devastating. TB can result in death.
In fact, tuberculosis has been a major killer, especially in less developed countries, for many years.
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A note about Potential Damaging Effects of Tuberculosis
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Tuberculosis is a contagious disease that most commonly affects the lungs and respiratory tract. This is the reason it is usually referred to as a fatal lung or respiratory disease.
Since this disease spreads through blood, it also affects other vital human body parts.
Undiagnosed, delayed, or untreated tuberculosis can cause serious damage to the human body and in some cases; tuberculosis can be responsible for permanent lung damage. Other parts of the human body affected by tuberculosis include the central nervous system, causing damage to the brain, circulatory system, lymphatic system affecting the lymph nodes, intestines, bones, joints, and skin.
In infants, especially below the age of 1, the effects of tuberculosis meningitis can be extremely dangerous and prove to be fatal. This is mostly because infants in this age group have not developed immunity and cannot fight the disease-causing bacteria.
Quite a sizeable population of the world - an estimated 1/3rd the world population - are said to be exposed to the tuberculosis bacteria at some point in time. But not all that are exposed to the disease-causing bacteria actually develop tuberculosis.
A few might have latent tuberculosis infection, which does not spread; however, a small percentage of these latent tuberculosis infections could convert into active tuberculosis, especially when the persons immunity levels are low. If this condition goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated, it could result in death.
People suffering from HIV / AIDS infection, therefore, need to be extremely careful, since exposure to the bacteria and or catching the infection can prove to be life-threatening if not treated immediately and effectively.
The effects of tuberculosis on pregnant women can also be dangerous. Pregnant women diagnosed with tuberculosis must be treated on an emergency and immediate basis, preventing the disease affecting the mother and also spreading to the baby, putting both at risk to the life-threatening condition.
If tuberculosis goes undiagnosed and untreated, it can result in death, therefore it is important to diagnose, treat, and cure people at the earliest.
Be aware of the fact that relapses can occur if treatment is discontinued or not followed diligently.
The best way to mitigate any potential effects of tuberculosis is to make sure ones body and its immune system is well and strong. This can be done by living well and eating well. Read our good health habits for some tips.
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