Diet plan for a person with tuberculosis!!
Hello, my brother is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. He is 19 years old and on his anti-tuberculosis medication. He does not eat well. He is not willing also. My mother struggles a lot to make him eat. I am looking for an appropriate diet plan for person who is suffering from tuberculosis. So that I can help him and he gets better soon. Please comment if you have any suggestion.
@Debraj Eating a nutritious diet containing a variety of healthy foods will provide the body with the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and other antioxidants it needs to fight the disease. A healthy eating plan can be achieved by including the following food groups in your diet:
Vegetables and fruits - leafy greens and antioxidant-rich fruits such as spinach, carrots, squash, peppers, tomatoes, blueberries, cherries, oranges, lemons, etc.
Whole grains - whole-wheat cereals
Proteins - meat, poultry, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts, legumes and beans, milk and milk products
Healthy fats – unsaturated fats from olive oil, nuts, seeds, etc.
Additionally, a person with tuberculosis should avoid or limit certain foods and things:
Alcohol - in any form is bad as it raises the risk of drug toxicity
Limit caffeine and carbonated drinks
Limit intake of refined products, including sugar, white rice and white bread
Avoid or cut back on high-fat, high-cholesterol red meats
Avoid tobacco and tobacco products
Do not stop or skip meals
Advise him to take TB medicines regularly and complete the full course of treatment as prescribed by his doctor.
Initially, TB medicines can cause some side effects, which may lead to nausea, stomach upset, or loss of appetite. In such cases, always consult doctor about what can be done to deal with side effects. A healthy diet and staying away from unhealthy habits will help him feel better fast and regain health.