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Mycobacterium tuberculosis under the microscope. Whilst the germ is common around the world, it does not always lead to full blown TB. But when it does, the ailment can be fatal unless treated properly.

What is it?

Tuberculosis (often shortened to TB) is a contagious lung disease that is spread by a micro-organism called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The micro-organism is generally transmitted by the airborne water droplets caused by exhalation.

Tuberculosis can effect a number of organs in the human body, including the brain, kidneys and the skeletal structure, but it most commonly destroys the lungs. In the initial stages of the disease, symptoms may be difficult to detect. When an individual does develop symptoms, they can include fever, sweating and severe and rapid weight loss. Individuals suffering from TB also lack endurance and strength, and in some cases are incapacitated in a manner not unlike severe cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Left untreated, it can be fatal.

How much of a problem is TB?
Many millions of individuals worldwide carry tuberculosis germs, but for most of them, they are inactive: the body forms a wall around the germs that, whilst not destroying them, prevents them from becoming active. These individuals cannot spread the active germ either.

Like many other ailments, tuberculosis attacks individuals whose immune systems are weakened, such as by prior illness or poor diet. Unsanitary conditions are highly conducive to the spread of the disease, which is why tuberculosis is often associated with economically deprived sectors of society.

Individuals who have both AIDS and inactive tuberculosis stand about a 10% chance of developing active TB.

Many people incorrectly view TB as a disease "of the past", one that was successfully defeated long ago. Whilst TB had disappeared off the "public radar" for a while, it by no means has been eradicated and now appears to be making a come back.

What are the treatments?
Treatment for tuberculosis involves various types of antibiotics, depending on the type of tuberculosis infection. About 90% of people with the ailment can be cured, though treatment may take 12 months and beyond. Furthermore, many of the relevant antibiotics can have severe side effects. Additionally, some forms of TB are becoming resistant to many of the standard treatments.

Where is TB a major problem?
Since the 1990s, the ailment has been spreading alarmingly in Russia and Ukraine. There has been a particular explosion of cases in the prison systems of both countries, many of which are becoming highly resistant to treatment by even the most powerful of antibiotics: in some prisons, 40% of inmates are infected. Other outbreaks have also been reported in economically deprived areas of Eastern Europe.

With immigration from developing countries, the disease is having an increasing impact on the developed world. Globally, approximately 3 million individuals die from the disease on an annual basis, with a significantly larger number severely affected in fighting the illness.

How can Sutherlandia.Com help?
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For this condition, Sutherlandia Frutescens Tablets can be of assistance.

Sutherlandia Frutescens cannot cure tuberculosis directly as per the latest research.

However, Sutherlandia Frutescens can provide for an effective treatment for the side effects of tuberculosis, namely weight loss and lowered strength and endurance. Critically, in helping individuals regain strength, it will assist the body's natural ability to fight active TB infections, though in itself, it will do nothing to fight the infection.

It does this through the presence of GABA, L-canavanine, D-Pinitol and L-asparagine. Please click on the individual links to find out more about these substances and how they can help with TB and its side effects.

In cases where TB causes individual to become depressed, Sutherlandia Frutescens can assist in lessening the negative emotional impact of fighting this ailment.

Sutherlandia Frutescens is an effective method to treat many of the side effects of TB. Anyone suffering from this ailment should consult their medical professional and discover how Sutherlandia Frutescens can assist them in winning the fight against tuberculosis.

Sutherlandia Frutescens Tablets MUST NOT used by pregnant or breast feeding women.

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Of Interest
The World Health Organization has an excellent site on tuberculosis. Please click here.


The Montefore Medical Center runs a comprehensive site on tuberculosis. Access it here.


The US government has an interesting and informative site on TB here.


The Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research offers information on cutting edge research in the fight against TB. You can access it here.


A worrying report from the BBC stating how widespread TB is becoming in the UK, along with its resistance to various drugs. Please click here for details.


The Scientific American goes into detail about the excessive use of antibiotics and the creation of resistant strains of various bacteria. Click here for more information.


The CNN report on proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis states that by the time TB is diagnosed in an individual, they may have infected up to 15 others. Click here for the full story.


Australia's ABC provides an excellent overview of TB as it exists in the world today. Click here.


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