Q. Why does weight loss occur in a patient with TB and pneumonia after an extensive phase?

Answered by
Dr. Ohams Henry
and medically reviewed by Nithila A
Published on Jun 06, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

A TB and pneumonia patient for the last two months passed the extensive phase and gained two kg. But recently she lost two kg weight, and she feels ill and weak every afternoon. She takes her medication regularly and on time. Why does this occur?

Dr. Ohams Henry

Family Physician General Practitioner
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I guess the symptoms of cough and chest pain are resolving. If she compliants with her anti koch regimen she would not be losing much weight. But it is well known that chronic illness like tb and pneumonia can cause extensive weight loss and anorexia which again add to the weight loss. You need to see a dietician for prescribed dieting to help increase your calorie intake. Multivitamin should also be taken to improve appetite. Also do a chest X-ray to see the extend of the lesion in the chest with sputum afb.

Ask a QueryAsk a Query Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Related Questions & Answers


I have weight loss due to digestion issues. How to gain the weight back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from digestion issues, mostly bloating, from more than seven months. While taking medicines, I was feeling fine, and once I stopped them, my symptoms recurred. My present symptoms include indigestion, constipation, improper motions, low appetite, weight loss, inabilit...  Read Full »

How to confirm pneumonia?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is suffering from cough for the past four weeks. She started it out very gently and it is getting worse. Last weekend she was coughing almost non-stop. I took her to a Walk-in clinic and they gave her a cough syrup and an antibiotic. I was told to start the antibiotic four ...  Read Full »

I have suffered with tuberculosis(Koch's disease)last year. Now I am getting the same disease back.

Query: Hi, I was suffering from tuberculosis (Koch's disease) a year back which got cured. And now I think, I am getting the same disease back. What should I do?  Read Full »

Popular

Popular

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Pulmonologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.

Fee:  

 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.