Open pulmonary tuberculosis: the course and causes of disease
TB or tuberculosis is an infectious lung disease. It is chronic due to the resistance of mycobacteria to environmental conditions and some medicines. The ideal habitat of tubercle bacilli are damp and unsanitary conditions.
Particularly active bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis is in the body with a weakened immune system, which is not capable to struggle against harmful pathogen. In addition to the lungs, in pathological the process may involve any of the organs.
An open form of tuberculosis to others is dangerous because disease-causing microbes into the air by sneezing and coughing of the patient. For the infected organism is a slow destruction of lung cells due to the localization of the infectious process in one place.
Quickly deal with TB you can use chopped leaves and stems of motherwort ordinary and roots of chicory, taken in equal parts. The brewed mixture is consumed three times a day half a Cup.
Subtypes of open forms of tuberculosis and their symptoms
Primary pulmonary tuberculosis in open form develops in people who had not previously had contact with the pathogen. The disease asymptomatic, and in place of introduction of infection may develop inflammatory reactions.
The affected area becomes caseous, or cheesy, and subsequently calcine. This process revealed the results of the radiographs of the chest.
For secondary tuberculosis occurring in an open form, also characterized by the scarring and calcination of the lesions. Some of those patients supplemented with pneumonia or spread from the bloodstream to the different organs, bones and even the meninges.
Because of the similarity of the affected organs with a large number of millet this form is called "miliary tuberculosis" (milium the Latin translates as "millet"). The symptoms in this case is pronounced, and for some months the disease reaches its climax.
Clinical signs of an active form of tuberculosis
To suspect the development of TB is possible under such health problems as:
- prolonged cough, not amenable to any treatment;
To relieve debilitating tubercular cough will help seeds of anise, 20 grams of which pour a pint of boiling water. After 60 minutes of infusion medium is filtered and consumed every hour for 3 tablespoons.
- poor appetite and rapid weight loss for no apparent reason;
- chest pain on breathing in;
- intense perspiration in the night hours;
- weakness in the body, shortness of breath, fever.
In children these symptoms can be accompanied by excessive irritability, insomnia, lethargy, decreased performance at school and disorders of the digestive system.