To perform daily activities in a smooth way, our body requires food + oxygen. If both these things are getting supplied to each organ of the human body in a sufficient amount, they do work in a healthy way. But if the supply of food or oxygen gets weak, the body gets down and its ability to do daily tasks is decreased. In unfavorable conditions, the supply of oxygen gets reduced to body organs due to disturbed activity of the lungs present in the body. There are disorders interfering with the normal functioning of the lungs, from which Tuberculosis is one. Today in this article, we will discuss Tuberculosis, its various aspects and how one can get rid of this disease with herbal remedies.
Tuberculosis or TB can be stated as a highly infectious disease showing its negative impact on the lungs. The bacterium responsible for the development of TB in the lungs is Mycobacterium tuberculosis which spreads progressively and widely in the lungs and interferes with normal functioning of the lungs.
According to a report of the World Health Organization (WHO), TB is in the list of top ten reasons of death worldwide. Around 1.7 million populations in the whole globe lost their lives due to TB. It is the most common disease in developing countries, as well as a major disease in developed countries like the USA, England etc.
Causes of TB
The main cause of development of Tuberculosis is a bacteria named as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium gets into the lungs and affects their normal functioning by multiplying themselves in millions. Mycobacterium bacteria have the ability to pass from one person to another through infected droplets in the air. Once they become present in the air, another person breathing the air can inhale these bacteria. The person suffering from TB may spread bacteria by..
People with highly strong immune systems may not experience the symptoms of TB, even when they are infected with the bacteria. This type is known as inactive or latent bacteria. According to a report by WHO, about 25% of the global population is suffering from latent TB.
Symptoms of TB
In some cases, patients remain unaware of the presence of TB bacteria in their body as they don’t experience signs and symptoms of TB. This condition is termed as latent TB. It can stay inactive in the body for years before getting activated and developing into active TB disease.
There are a variety of signs and symptoms observed in the patient suffering from TB. These symptoms are mainly related to the respiratory system, along with coughing with sputum (phlegm) or blood. The patient may undergo a cough that remains for more than three weeks with pain sensation when cough is induced or while normal breathing.
Some other symptoms of TB are
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Night sweats
- Unexplained fatigue
Not only are the lungs, several other body organs also affected by TB such as the brain, bone marrow, spine, and kidneys. Symptoms may vary according to the infected organ such as tuberculosis of the kidneys may result in urinate blood.
Statistics By WHO Regarding TB
According to the World Health Organization, here are some statistics of TB for the year 2019
- Globally, about 1.4 million people lost their lives from Tuberculosis.
- More than 10 million people fell sick with tuberculosis in the whole world.
- Estimately, 1.2 million children get affected by tuberculosis worldwide.
- The thirty high Tb burden countries accounted for 87% of total new TB cases. While eight countries are recorded for two third of the total, as India leads the count. After that Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa.
- Worldwide, TB incidence is decreasing about 2 percent per year. The reduction was recorded as 9% between the year 2015 and 2019.
- About 60 million patients get their treatment done and get rid from the TB.
- The target of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end the TB epidemic by the year 2030.
Health Organizations Related With TB
In the whole world, there are several health organizations related to Tuberculosis. These organizations are running campaigns to create awareness about the TB and help the patients of TB in getting their treatment done. Some of those organizations are
- KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
- Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
- American Thoracic Society (ATS)
- FHI 360
- International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
- The Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Diagnosis of TB
When you visit a doctor’s clinic, the doctor will do your physical examination and ask your medical history regarding your symptoms and from how long these symptoms are observed by the patient. The doctor may also recommend some test to diagnose TB clearly, these tests are
- Skin test: Doctor may perform a purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test to determine if the patient is infected with bacteria or not. In this test, 0.1 milliliter of PPD (small amount of protein) is injected in the patient’s top layer skin. After 2-3 days, if the doctor observes any welt on the skin over 5 mm at the site where PPD was injected, then he declared the patient as TB positive.
- Blood test: The doctor may also prescribe some blood tests to the patient to follow up on TB skin results. The two types of blood tests used for TB are T-Spot and Quantiferon.
- X-ray of chest: If the skin and blood tests are positive, the doctor will send the patient for a chest x-ray. The image of lungs created by X-ray machines will help the doctor in understanding the condition of the lungs and checking the development of bacteria in the lungs.
- Several other tests: To detect TB bacteria, the doctor may also go for some other tests of the patient’s mucus or sputum, extracted from the deep inside of the lungs. The positive reports mean patients can infect other persons also with the TB bacteria.
Treatment of TB
The Ayurvedic treatment of Tuberculosis with medicines is a very popular method worldwide. Ayurvedic medicines treat and prevent TB by the properties of herbs present inside the Ayurvedic medicines. These medicines treat TB in a natural way without showing any side-effects in the body of the patient. By following basic principles given in ancient Ayurvedic literature, Planet Ayurveda formulates some effective herbal remedies to treat the patients suffering from Tuberculosis. All these herbal remedies are processed under the guidance of expert M.D. Ayurvedic doctors, who strongly resist the use of any preservative, color, chemical, starch, additive, binder, flavor or any artificial substance in these medicines. Thus, all medicines of Planet Ayurveda are completely natural and safer for consumption by any person of age. These medicines don’t possess any side-effect in the patient’s body and treat the disease in a natural manner. Take a look at these effective herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda.
Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda
- Praanrakshak Churna
- Kaas-Har Churna
- Tulsi Capsules
1. Praanrakshak Churna
Praanrakshak churna by Planet Ayurveda is formulated by high quality extract of seven herbs like Shirish (Albizia lubbock), Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica), Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and three other herbs which are very advantageous in treating and preventing the diseases of respiratory system. Consuming this churna will support your respiratory system to stay healthy and maintain healthy lungs. As the name indicates, this churna will strengthen your overall health and prevent your body from various diseases.
Dosage: Take one teaspoon two times daily with normal water after meals.
2. Kaas-Har Churna
It is blend mixture of five herbs such as Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea), Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), etc. Standardized extract of these herbs are used by Planet Ayurveda in preparing Kaas-Har churna. This churna is very beneficial for the respiratory system, it prevents and treats various disorders of the respiratory system such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, etc. Along with that, overall health is maintained by this churna.
Dosage: Take one teaspoon two times daily with normal water after meals.
3. Tulsi Capsules
Best quality extract of Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is used to process Tulsi capsules in the house of Planet Ayurveda. Tulsi is a well-known herb since ancient times due to its multiple health beneficial properties such as anticancer, antiseptic, antioxidant, antipyretic, antifungal, antibacterial. Tulsi is used in strengthening the immune system, treating heart disorders, lung disorders, increasing the digestive fire and treating disorders of skin and blood.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.
There is no need to be anxious; tuberculosis can be easily treated by using above mentioned herbal remedies. These herbal remedies treat the disease by acting on the root cause of the disease and keeping the patient’s body natural. Use these remedies to save the life of your dear and near one from Tuberculosis. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com