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Date : 09-Oct-2013
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User:thank you reply...
Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:to know abt the tuberculosis, which specialist should i speak..
Doctor:Chest and TB medicine specialist
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:thank you... can you answer few my question about it
Doctor:Please go ahead with your questions
User:once my suffering from the same decease, and some one told it will there for long time, and also wat is the symptons for that
Doctor:Have you been diagnosed with tuberculosis?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Actually I did not understand your question?
User:no, my father im scare it come for me or wat
Doctor:So your father has been diagnosed and you are scared if you can get it
User:ya thats ryt...
Doctor:Mostly a person's immunity protects against it
Doctor:Usually we get the BCG vaccine at birth which is also protective
User:ok.. may i know symptons for it
Doctor:The symptoms can range from being asymptomatic to symptoms of infection like weight loss, cough, loss of appetite, blood in sputum
Doctor:In case of strong immunity, the chances of getting it are low
Doctor:but you need to take your precautions
Doctor:Your dad has to take his medicines regularly
Doctor:Get yourself evaluated regularly by a physician
User:he got cured few years back, almost one year he taken the medicines
User:my other question how smoking affect it
Doctor:there are increased chances of getting tb if smoking
User:even i'll smoke regularly,
Doctor:Yes smoking decreases immunity and chances of getting tb are higher
Doctor:It has been proven in many researches
User:ya thats ryt.. even he used to smoke now he left
User:it will lead to digestion problem
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:You can eat lot of fruit
Doctor:quiiting smoking does not cause digestion problem
User:ok.. im working in nyt shift so gas trouble sometimes it will lead to vomitting..
User:im tryig to sure ill leave it soon
Doctor:i think there is no other option but to quit smoking
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:no... its gud to chat with you
User:thank you for u advice...
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