Definition of Tuberculosis:

Also known as TB, Consumption or "The White Plague", tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, usually affecting the lungs but possibly also the brain, kidneys and bones.  Patients may at first be symptom-free or experience a flu-like illness.  In the secondary stage, there might be a slight fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue and various other symptoms, depending on the part of the body affected.  Tuberculosis of the lung is usually associated with a dry cough that eventually leads to a productive cough with blood-stained sputum.  There might also be chest pain and shortness of breath.

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Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...A study in London showed 39 cases per million population as of 1960, of which 12 were due to tuberculosis...”

Antibiotics a treatment
“...Wounds and burns infected with streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria were major causes of death, as were the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and pneumonia...”
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Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...bowel disease; Parasite infection near the hepatic veins; Liver cancer; Kidney cancer; Infection; Liver trauma; Immunosuppressive drug use; Connective tissue disorders; Phlebitis; Behcet's Disease; Tuberculosis; Signs and Symptoms: Not all Budd-Chiari syndrome patients experience symptoms, which usually develop gradually over weeks or months...”


...the condition
“...Usually caused by repetitive movement or prolonged excessive pressure, other causes include acute or chronic infection (notably staphylococcal) or tuberculosis...”
...relationship to Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis has been known to be an underlying cause of bursitis...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“...The herbs were also shown to be effective on hepatitis B, allergic rhinitis, pulmonary tuberculosis and coronary heart disease...”

Clubbed Fingers Or Toes

...the condition
“...These include ... Tuberculosis...”

Collapsed Lung

...relationship to Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”

Colloidal Silver a treatment
“...rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis, tonsillitis*, tooth decay delay, toxemia, trench foot, tuberculosis, typhoid, ulcers*, Vincent's angina*, warts*, whooping cough*, yeast infections*...”

Corticosteroids a treatment
“...conditions: Before using corticosteroids, people with any of the following medical problems should make sure their physicians are aware: Osteoporosis or any other bone disease; Current or past tuberculosis; Glaucoma or cataracts; Infections of any type (virus, bacteria, fungus, amoeba); Sores in the nose or recent nose surgery (if using nasal spray forms of corticosteroids); Underactive or...”

Crohn's Disease

...our question about Amount of dairy product consumption
“..." [Mishina, Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA: 93: September, 1996] The bacterium (MAP) does not cause tuberculosis in humans, but there is growing evidence linking it to Crohn's disease...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Common causes of enlarged lymph nodes ... Tuberculosis (above the collar bone)...”

Erythema Nodosum

...the condition
“...Chlamydia, tuberculosis, and other bacterial and fungal infections may also be associated with erythema nodosum, but fungal infections involving only the skin, such as athlete's foot, are not...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum a treatment
“...Sinusitis; Asthma: Eucalyptus is a proven treatment that dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs; Bronchitis; COPD; Pneumonia; Tuberculosis: Inhibits airborne TB; Eucalyptus may lower blood sugar levels...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as ... tuberculosis...”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...tract during infection & chest tightness; whooping cough; tonsillitis; rapid healing of tonsillectomy cavities; promotes healing after radiotherapy of laryngectomy & pharyngolaryngectomy patients; Tuberculosis; enlarged glands; periodontal conditions; as snuff for ozena (atrophic rhinitis, there is loss & shrinkage of the ciliated mucous membrane & of the turbinate bones)...”


...the condition
“...Chronic lung disease resembles tuberculosis and can worsen over months or years...”


...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Secondary hypersplenism results from another disease such as chronic malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or polycythemia vera, a blood disorder...”

Indian Long Pepper a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... tuberculosis...”


...the condition
“...Your eye care provider may ask a detailed medical history, and may order a battery of tests including several possible blood tests, a chest X-ray, X-rays of the lower back, and a skin test for tuberculosis...”
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Low T-Helper (CD4) Cell Level

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Low CD4+ T-cell counts (CD4 counts) are associated with a variety of conditions, including many viral infections, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, sepsis, tuberculosis, coccidioidomycosis, burns, trauma, intravenous injections of foreign proteins, malnutrition, over-exercising, pregnancy, normal daily variation, psychological stress, and social...”

Monocytes Elevated

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: An increased percentage of monocytes may indicate ... Tuberculosis...”

Mullein a treatment
“Mullein is a herbal remedy with a long history of treating respiratory disorders including asthma, coughs, and tuberculosis...”

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Disease

...the condition
“Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a family of opportunistic bacterial pathogens related to mycobacterium tuberculosis that are found almost everywhere in our environment, including food, water and soil...”


...the condition
“...Infections that can cause neutropenia include: Tuberculosis; Dengue fever; Viral infections such as Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, HIV, viral hepatitis; Increased destruction of neutrophils can be due to the body's immune system targeting...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Chemotherapy (leaches the body of estrogen, which brings on menopause); HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis, Hodgkin's Lymphoma and other fever-producing / immuno-suppressing disorders diseases; Diabetes; Hyperthyroidism; Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)...”
...relationship to Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is the classic cause of night sweats...”

Noni a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Traditionally, the fruit has been used for aging, diabetes, halitosis, hemorrhoids, tumors, tuberculosis, high blood pressure, and as a tonic for overall health and energy...”


...the condition
“...Other possible causes include chest trauma (for example after a serious car accident or heart surgery), bacterial infection (especially tuberculosis), autoimmune disease, kidney failure, hypothyroidism, cancers such as breast or lung cancer, some cancer treatments (radiotherapy, chemotherapy), and side-effects of other medications...”


...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... Tuberculosis and other infections...”


...the condition
“...The cause of Sarcoidosis is unknown, but some areas of exploration on its causes are ... A viral or bacterial infection (Sarcoidosis is not contagious, but resembles tuberculosis)...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...cancer; Interstitial lung disease; Pulmonary fibrosis (scarred or damaged lungs); Deconditioning due to lack of exercise; Sarcoidosis (abnormal collections of inflammatory cells in the body); TB (Tuberculosis); Arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems); Heart failure; Cardiomyopathy (chronic disease of the heart muscle); Anemia (an abnormally low level of red blood cells...”

Silicon / Silica a treatment
“...Recommended: Silicon is very beneficial in all healing processes, and protects the body against many infectious diseases, such as; upper respiratory infections (particularly the mucous membranes), tuberculosis, skin infections, etc...”


...the condition
Tuberculosis or TB was very common in the U...”
...our question about A cough that produces mucus
Tuberculosis of the lung is usually associated with a persistent cough that does not go away...”
...relationship to Addison's Disease
“...Thomas Addison first described this disease in London in 1855, the most common cause was tuberculosis...”


...the condition
“...Other causes can include ... Tuberculosis...”

X-ray a treatment
“...Lung disease/infection: Tuberculosis and pneumonia are prime examples...”
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