How does tuberculosis affect us?
Typically, when transmitted by inhalation, tuberculosis usually attacks the respiratory system, more particularly the lungs.
But this disease can affect not only the lungs but it has the ability to infect almost any part of the body as it moves through the lymph nodes and even through the bloodstream and can reach almost any organ our body.
When infection is made up of a large number of bacilli, it is very important and serious as it can get to jeopardize the survival of the affected person.
Areas of the body that can affect especially and preferably are:
- The backbone
- The kidneys
- The ovaries (can cause peritonitis).
- The abdominal zone (peritonitis pain).
- The heart (pericarditis TB)
Types of tuberculosis
Depending on the area affected, the disease take that name, that is, if it affects the lungs, we call it pulmonary tuberculosis. If it affects and infects other organs through the lungs (inhalation route of infection), tuberculosis is called extra pulmonary tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is often associated with other disease that is becoming increasingly widespread in the world, AIDS, but this is not the only one.
Certain people are also more susceptible to this infection and contagion, ranging from children and the elderly, immunocompromised, malnourished, diabetics, alcoholics,... and all those who live in a place subject to infections, lack of hygiene and relevant cleaning.
More information on tuberculosis and its natural treatment in the listing above
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.