Tuberculosis

  • Rest, fresh air, good nourishment and love and affection are important factors to be taken care of for the patients suffering from tuberculosis.
  • Liberal amount of calcium should be given to promote healing of the patient.
  • Enough of vitamin D to be included for proper absorption of calcium.
  • Iron supplementation if patients from hemorrhages
  • Conversion of beta carotene to retinol is adversely affected so diet should provide good amount of retinol through milk and milk products, eggs and meat.
  • Vitamin C requirement increases as it helps in healing. B complex needs are also increased because energy needs are increased Vitamin B6 requirement also increase because prolonged use of chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment may have an adverse effect on its utilization.
  • Dietary modification- energy should be provided in adequate amounts to compensate for the loss.
  • RDA : ENERGY: 2785KCAL
  • PROTEIN : 75-90 GRMS
  • VITAMIN A : 600 UG RETINAL
  • CALCIUM: 400MG

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