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gusto ko sana malaman,kc po nagpa xray me i have tb daw pero wala me symptoms na nararamdaman na fever or ubo man lang,pero ngttake na ako medicine..kelangan ko b mg second opinion?kc duda ako na my tb ako..thanks
1. I have been on medications for almost three months now and I have observed that there has been a significant change in my skin color. My skin tone became darker. Is this a side-effect of the drug?
2. My doctor told me to drink 5 yakult everyday to boost my immune system. Is this really necessary? What are the other indications of drinking yakult that may possibly have a connection with my diagnosis?
Please enlighten me doc. Thanks!
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) after my ptb medication. every night feel some pain at my upper left lungs. related po ito sa COPD ??. i always tell my pulmo. but wala naman daw siyang makita sa x-ray ko.
2. Yakult is just a probiotic (it's not a medication) and I've never come across any literature supporting its use in TB. It's not a necessary part of anti-TB treatment.
1. Could it be that the darkening of the skin color is caused by rifampicin's effect of making my urine orange, thus manifesting on my skin becoming a darker tone? Just a hunch?
My doctor also mentioned that patients with Anti-TB meds are photosensitive. Is it true?
2. I have been driking an average of 3 yakults a day as opposed by my doctor's advice of 5. As far as you know doc, is it harmful to drink 3 yakults a day?
Again, thank you doc. And thank you PEX.
1. All the references I've read about rifampicin say that it can color bodily fluids (urine, sweat,tears, saliva, etc.) orange, but not the skin.
Regarding photosensitivity, yes, anti-TB drugs (like many other drugs, e.g. doxycycline) can cause photosensitivity.
2. I don't think it's harmful to drink 3 bottles of Yakult per day. It's basically just fermented milk with Lactobacilli bacteria. The sugar content is pretty high though.
Hey Guys, I was wondering...Possible ba hindi lumaki ang body mass because of pulmonary tuberculosis habang nagwe-weight training?,
i wanna know kaagad. Thanks and more power!
Good day mga ka PEx, pls help naman po sa problem ko, nagkaroon po ako ng PTB last 2007 tapos nag undergo ako ng gamotan for 6 months. ok na healed nadaw yung PTB sa X-Ray result ko, so far every year ako nagpapa X-Ray, and ok naman yung result negative.
My question is, Graduate po ako ng BSMT which is my future work is to become a Seafarer (Seaman), ok poba sa Medical na mag Lung Scar ako? kase nag le-leave ng Scar yung PTB.
And i heard that Serrapeptase enzyme can heal Lung scar.. is it true? wala po namang Scientific Study sa Supplements but base sa mga nabasa ok naman po ***..
Thanks po sa mga reply mga ka PEx. Godbless!
If you have a scar from your old PTB infection seen on the chest-xray, then what needs to be demonstrated is that it is a stable lesion. This means that it does NOT change in size/shape/configuration any more, and thus proves that it is only a scar. If you have all your old x-rays then you simply need to submit them to a radiologist for comparison.
Having a PTB scar seen in the chest x-ray should not be a hindrance for any employment. However different countries have different policies. For example, Middle East countries do not accept workers that have lung lesions, regardless if it was from PTB that was already treated.
Regarding "serrapeptase" I haven't heard of that before. I've never heard of any medication or product that has been scientifically proven to heal PTB scars.
Possible po ba na mawala yung Lung scar due to PTB? may mga case poba na nangyari na nawala yung Lung scar?
So far wala pa naman akong nasearch dito sa Internet,Forums na Unfit to work ang isang Seaman dahil sa Lung Scar aside sa Middle East (Landbased) strict sila sa Lung scar. Dok, may idea kaba sa mga Accredited Hospital/Clinic na doon nagpapa Medical yung mga Seaman kung ok lang ba yung may scar makita sa Chest X-Ray, Fit to work din poba since work namin nasa barko and may byahi din sa Middle East countries.
About "Serrapeptase" ito po yung nabasa ko how serrapeptase works.
Serrapeptase helps immensely as it clears out all of the inflammation, mucus and dead/scar tissue. By clearing away this problem tissue it enables the bodies own healing system to replace it with healthy tissue and better lung function as a result.
Possible poba yun na maka heal or ma lessen yung scar sa Upper right lobe ng Lung ko due to PTB.
Thanks sa reply dok, i really appreciate it and it helps alot! thanks... parang nawalan na kase ako ng Pag-asa maka work as a Seafarer eh... sayang naman yung tinapos ko.
Regarding serrapeptase, I believe it's the same product mentioned in this Wikipedia entry . As noted in the article, there is no firm evidence that the product actually works.
i just read on the previous page of this forum that you are not a fan of vitamins, what will you recommend in terms of vegetable and fruits that good for the lungs.thank you
I'm not a fan of vitamins because I believe that if you have a balanced diet then augmenting your diet with supplements is unnecessary. Unfortunately I'm sure many Filipinos have unbalanced diets, e.g. those always eating fastfood, etc. in which case taking vitamins makes a lot of sense.
Regarding fruits or vegetables that are "good for the lungs" I don't think there's any that's demonstrated to be specifically beneficial for the lungs. A balanced diet will do good to the entire body, not just to the lungs.
I have a question.. Is it bad for someone who had PTB minimal to sleep late?
Doc Les, my friend's sister was diagnosed to have minimal PTB just last week. Her CXR demonstrated an opacities on her right lung. She was inquiring if that "opacities" seen may disappear as she takes her prescribed meds? Thanks you Doc!
a study in a sleep center in California determined that the ideal sleep length is around 6.5-7.5 hours. Anything shorter or longer decreases life expectancy.