Tuberculosis is an infection of the lungs that is caused by bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. When a person with tuberculosis speaks, coughs or sneezes, he or she expels small droplets into the air. Droplets dry out quick, but bacteria remain airborne for days. When they are inhaled by a healthy individual, bacteria reach the lungs and develop a small infection that rarely gives any symptoms. Bacteria can remain dormant for months or even years without doing any obvious harm. However, when they find a favourable environment, they become reactivated and invade the lungs. The infection can also spread via blood from the lungs to other parts of body such as urinary tract, intestines, bones, skin, lymph nodes and sexual organs.
Typical symptoms of tuberculosis include persistent cough, sputum production with blood, fever, night sweats, fatigue, tiredness, lack of appetite and weight loss. Treatment of tuberculosis includes a combination of 3 different kinds of antibiotics given over eight to nine months.
A weakened immune system increases the risk of getting tuberculosis. People with different health conditions especially HIV and AIDS are more likely to contract this infectious disease.
If you have a compromised immune system, then you should regularly take a dietary supplement that boosts your immune system. Natures Aid Immune Support + with Beta-Glucans is a popular brand on the market that contains Elderberry, Ester-C and Beta-Glucans in its formulation. This supplement promotes a healthy immune system and improves your body’s resistance against bacteria and viruses. You should take one tablet per day with food or cold drink.