People in the age group of 25 to 30 years are also falling prey to TB, which is spreading in these parts of the body.
Doctors say that the number of TB patients has increased significantly in the last one year. Now people are falling prey to this disease even at a young age. The cases of this disease are increasing due to lack of information and ignoring the symptoms.
The corona epidemic in the country may have reached the local level, but this epidemic has given a serious form to many other diseases. Corona has had the biggest impact on the immunity of the people. It has caused damage to the heart, lungs and mental health. Now the cases of TB are increasing due to Corona. The number of patients of this disease has increased by 20 to 30 percent. Alam is that youth are also falling prey to TB. Many such patients are coming to the hospitals, whose age is very young, but they are seriously suffering from TB. Apart from their lungs, this disease is also damaging other organs.
Bhagwan Mantri, a pulmonologist at Delhi’s Moolchand Hospital, told TV9, “Earlier, there were no cases of tuberculosis among young patients, but they are surprised to see that people are getting TB at a young age.” In the last three months, he has had 10 to 15 patients aged 20 to 30 years who have contracted TB. All these patients had cough for more than three weeks. Initially, they treated him as a normal flu, but his cough did not go away and he started having lung problems. After this these patients were taken to the hospital. When he was examined here, it was found that he was suffering from TB.
According to Dr. Na, during the corona it seemed that TB has reduced now, but it was not. Their cases are increasing now. Young or old, everyone is getting infected with this disease.
Cases on the rise due to weakened immune system
Doctor. God explains that for a long time, the immunity of the disease is damaged by Kovid. The immune system of patients with mild symptoms of Kovid is also weak. Due to which they are easily falling prey to TB. In such a situation, it is important that people who have recently recovered from corona and are constantly coughing, their lungs should be examined.
Dr. HOD, Department of Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital Vikas Maurya said that there has been an increase of 20 to 30 percent in the number of TB patients in the last one year. One reason for this is also that people did not come out for the treatment of the disease due to fear of corona. Now that the condition is improving, patients are coming forward.
Doctor. According to the development, after corona, the immune system of people has become weak. The lungs are also badly damaged. Due to which people are easily falling prey to TB. There are also many cases where the disease has spread to the whole family. The reason is that people do not pay attention to this disease in time. He doesn’t take cough seriously. When the situation starts deteriorating. Then come to the hospital.
What is TB?
Doctor. Bhagwan said that TB disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. This virus also spreads from person to person. TB can occur in any part of the body. Two such cases have come to light against him. In which TB has reached the eyes through the lungs. In this case, this disease becomes fatal.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 4,100 people die from TB every day in the world. It affects 1.22 crore people every year. This disease affects any part of the body. In many cases, TB also spreads in the uterus. It causes infertility in both men and women.
WHO also believes that after corona, the problems of TB patients have increased. A report released by the organization on TB states that children under the age of five have not received the necessary vaccines to prevent TB.
keep these things in mind
Dr. Bhagwan Mantri says that the main reason for the increase in TB disease is lack of awareness. People do not have proper information about the symptoms of TB. People take it like the common flu or allergies when they have a cough, when they don’t. If you have been coughing continuously for two weeks then it could be a sign of TB. This condition should be immediately examined by a good pulmonologist. Because if TB is not detected or treated at the right time, TB will get worse. This worsens the patient’s condition.
These are the symptoms of TB
Persistent chest pain and burning
shortness of breath and shortness of breath
coughing up saliva
sudden weight loss
weakness and fatigue
not feeling hungry