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Diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, have not smoked or taken alcohol, have enervation after taking anti-TB drugs. Cause?

hello good afternoon, can i ask some query about why i am infected with pulmonary tuberculosis even i m not alcoholic and smoker? 4years ago i was vomit of blood when i consult the doctor he give a medicine for TB 3weeks after taking the medicine i felt i loss my strength, what causes of losing my strength is this? i stop taking drugs,and after a year, now i got my x-ray the findings i have a PTB with volume loss.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Pul Tb is caused by a bacteria which enters the body primarily through airways. Though smoking and excessive alcohol can weaken a person`s defenses but are not the main cause of contracting tb. You did not take your tb medicines regularly last time hence it may have got reactivated. Tb medicines do have some side effects and a person may feel week in the beginning but as the treatment is continued, these subside and patient starts feeling very good. This time do not stop treatment on your own as then there are chances of developing drug resistant tb for which treatment is very cumbersome.
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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