Today Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 80th birthday.
Big B has defeated many diseases, one of which is spinal TB.
If you have persistent back, back pain, see a doctor.
What is Spinal TB: Today (October 11) is the birthday of Amitabh Bachchan, the emperor of Bollywood and the megastar of the century. Today Big B is celebrating his 80th birthday. Even after being so old, Amitabh Bachchan keeps himself very active. Apart from working in films, he is also hosting the game show KBC on TV. They work with full energy for hours, yet their face does not show tiredness. He is a fighter not only in reel life, but also in real life, who has also defeated many diseases. Yes, 75 percent of Amitabh Bachchan’s liver has been damaged. He has also had a disease called Hepatitis B, Asthma, Myasthenia Gravis. Not only this, in the year 2000, during the start of the KBC show, Amitabh Bachchan came to know that he has spinal TB. This shocking disclosure was made by Big B himself in this show.
He had also told that while sitting on the chair, he often had pain in his back, back. Then he kept ignoring it considering it as a backpan. When the test was done later, it was found to be suffering from TB of the spinal cord. However, after that he immediately started his treatment. Now he is TB free. Let us know what is spinal cord ie spinal tuberculosis, its symptoms, causes.
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What is spinal TB?
healthline According to a news published in, TB is a very serious and infectious disease, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Tuberculosis is not an incurable disease. This can be saved. If it is diagnosed in time, it is usually treatable. TB disease mainly affects the lungs, but in some cases it can spread to other parts of the body as well. Bone TB occurs when you have tuberculosis and it spreads outside the lungs. When TB occurs, it can reach the bones, spine or joints through the blood from the lungs or lymph nodes. TB in bones usually begins due to the rich vascular supply between the long bones and the vertebrae. However, spinal tuberculosis of the bones or spinal cord is very rare.
Symptoms of spinal TB
Symptoms of bone TB are not visible early. Many times the presence of this TB can be detected by going to the advanced stage. Spinal TB in particular is difficult to diagnose, as it is painless in the early stages. The patient does not show any symptoms. When bone TB is diagnosed, the symptoms are very advanced and have reached an advanced stage. Do not ignore the following symptoms-
- severe back pain
- inflammation problem
- Stiffness or stiffness in the back
- abscesses, bone deformities or bone deformities
- frequent fever
- feeling tired
- weight loss
- night sweats
- loss of appetite
- weakening of bones
TB in the spinal cord
When TB bacteria go through the blood cells into the blood vessels and then from there it reaches the bones. This can lead to spinal tuberculosis disease. Spinal TB is caused due to infection in the blood. Its bacteria go into the blood and then enter the bones. Sometimes mycobacterium bacteria can also make you suffer from TB due to weak immunity.
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spinal cord diagnosis
If you have persistent swelling, pain in the spine, back pain, then you should contact the doctor. Blood test, X-ray, CT-MRI, needle biopsy etc. are done. If someone is diagnosed with spinal TB then medicines are given. There is anti-tubercular therapy. Medicines are sometimes taken for 6 months to a year in the treatment of TB. If it is at a very advanced stage, then medicines have to be taken regularly for more days.
spinal cord prevention
-Take care of cleanliness.
Eat healthy and nutritious food.
Be physically active.
-Clean hands before eating food.
Drink clean water.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 11, 2022, 11:42 IST