Does alhocol and smoking is hurmful for TB patinets?
March 19, 2013 3:11am CST
I would like to know some information, I have searched on google but I did not get my answer as I wanted. I know a person who said he had TB and has gone for a long time under treatment and now he is alright, but after test some just like 1-2 % of TB is with him and test is active but doctor said this amount will be there for whole the life. he used to smoke and drink alhocole daily, so I wanted to know are cigerettes and alhocole are harmful for that? and if it effects on TB then how long will take time that TB again become active on his body? what is harmful for TB? Thank you for giving me information
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19 Mar 13
as far as ive known, if you develop tb, ofcourse you will get treated by continues medication, but once you have it, you will have it forever even if u r already treated. Itll trigger once you are expose from risk factors and stressors. Xx
19 Mar 13
it means if two times he has gone under treatment and now that tb bactery is in his body always. but is there any possibility that tb again become active? he had treatment 15 years ago and from that time used to smoke and drink daily... but still that is only 1 percent.... any possibility it become seriouse one day in the future?
22 Mar 13
but then, he drink daily and why did not become active Tb during 15 years after treatment??? I think his body is like an iron, he has even high BP but used to eat lots of salty and gracy things, nothing till now effect on him, maybe he is not human
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20 Mar 13
I'm pretty sure that smoking and drinking can aggravate any condition a person may have. I don't know much about TB itself. But I do know that smoking and drinking can add more problems to the person's condition as well as cause new issues to come up.
20 Mar 13
is he dying? If he is dying already then it is good to enjoy those stuff. He is going to die anyway, but TB is treatable so he better stop. Yes, THEY ARE a very good combination of the PERSON WOULD WANT TO DIE A HARD AND PAINFUL WAY. otherwise, THE PERSON SHOULD STOP!