FAQ About Tuberculosis

  1. What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB is an infectious disease affecting the lungs. It is an airborne disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is classified into two; Latent TB & Active TB

In latent TB, the bacteria remain inactive in the body, causing no symptoms. In such cases, the condition is not contagious, although the bacteria can become active at a later stage.

Active TB is the commonly known form of TB in which the bacteria infect the lungs and begins to depict communicable symptoms.

TB mainly affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body including the brain and kidney.

 

  1. What are the symptoms of Tuberculosis?

The most commonly observed symptoms of Tuberculosis are;

  • A persistent cough
  • Constant fatigue
  • Coughing blood
  • Loss of appetite followed by weight loss
  • Fever
  • Pain in the chest
  • Night Sweats

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The other side of snoring

Snoring is a common phenomenon, which is often joked about. People who snore in their sleep are often the target of jokes and mockery. However, people fail to realize that snoring could have a dark side and that snoring could actually be a symptom of a serious underlying condition.

Snoring is such a common concern in lots of people, we must have heard a lot of wives complain how loudly their husbands snore and all that they do is get used to it or give an elbow tug to the snorer in their sleep. Snoring could be caused as a result of blocked airways, causing obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. Snoring occurs when the airway at the back of the mouth and nose is obstructed.

Sometimes snoring can be perfectly normal but in other cases, it could lead to a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder. While some people may be simple snorers, the others could be suffering from a serious sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It should be noted, however, that snoring doesn’t always indicate OSA.

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