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TB scar on lungs, not active. Chances of TB becoming active?

Have friend who is found to have a TB scar on one of the lungs, upon taking a xray of the chest , but is told it is not active. She has been advised by the doctor to improve upon the diet intake to strengthen immunity . The question is what are the chances the TB becoming active, and what is the best suggested diet, to prevent this. Thank you Ursino
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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TB or tuberculosis is a bacterial infection caused by an organism called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

All of us are exposed to the infection in our life time but most of us do not develop the disease due to our high levels of immunity .

The organism remains dormant (inactive) in the body as long as the immune system is competent

You can try the following steps to remain healthy

1. follow a healthy life style
2. eat healthy nutritious food , avoid all kinds of junk food
3.avoid excessive physical and mental stress
4.regularly follow up with your doctor
5.sleep for at least 7 hours per day
6.make sure your work or home environment is well lit with good cross ventilation

Also look out for the following signs which might be suggestive of tuberculosis .

1.cough evening rise of temperature
2. night sweats
3. loss of appetite
4. unexplained tiredness
5.difficulty in breathing and chest pain
Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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