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Dr. M. Hanif Saqib

Dip. in Public Health, M.B.B.S., D.T.C.D. (T.B. & Chest Diseases),

Pulmonologist

Street 7 Sector E Phase 5 D.H.A Lahore Lahore Cantt

Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Male
  • 529 Views
  • 35 Years Experience
  • Rs.2000

Dr. Mohammad Khan

MBBS , MCPS (Pulmonology), MCCM (UK), FACCP (USA),

Pulmonologist

Street 2 Block R1 Block R 1 Phase 2 Johar Town

Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

  • Male
  • 273 Views
  • 0 Years Experience
  • Male
  • 188 Views
  • 0 Years Experience
  • Rs.1500

Dr. Aamer Iqbal

MBBS, DThM (England), Certified Wellness Coach,

Pulmonologist

DHA Phase 3 Lahore Lahore Cantt Lahore Punjab

Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Male
  • 225 Views
  • 0 Years Experience
  • Rs.2500

Dr. Amir Hassan

MBBS,

Pulmonologist

44 - 45 Commercial Area Cavalry Ground Ext. Lahore Cantt.

Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

  • Male
  • 166 Views
  • 31 Years Experience
  • Rs.2000

What is Tuberculosis?                                                                     

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bacteria that attacks the lungs and also affects other body parts like the brain and spine.

TB is a serious contagious infection. There are two types of TB infection.

  • Latent TB

In this condition, germs reside in the body but don’t produce any symptoms and a person isn’t contagious. The infection is alive in the body and can reactivate any time. This is treated by antibiotics so that the risk of developing active TB is lowered.

  • Active TB

In this condition, germs multiply and infection occurs making you sick and you also become contagious and can spread the disease.

 Symptoms

Symptoms of active TB disease include

  • Persistent cough that lasts three weeks or more.
  • Blood in cough
  • Chest pains
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Night sweating

TB can affect your other body parts too. When TB occurs in the spine, it gives back pain and when it occurs in the kidney, it may cause blood in the urine.

Who is at risk?

Some people have increased risks for TB

  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Intravenous drug users
  • Were in contact with infected individuals
  • Live and work in an environment where TB is prevalent
  • Healthcare workers treating patients with TB

Prevention and Treatment

If someone tests positive for latent TB, he is advised to take a course of medications to prevent the risk of developing active TB infection. Countries where TB is common, BSG vaccine is given to children to prevent severe TB. Consult the best pulm

 

Tuberculosis In Medical Centers