Tuberculosis is a disease that can kill any patient at any time. In the history of human civilization there is no country not only in Nigeria but in the world where many people have not died of tuberculosis. In the past, this tuberculosis has destroyed a city, a country, a village in the form of an epidemic.
We have read many histories and stories or writings of many historians in the world where this tuberculosis has destroyed an entire human civilization in the form of an epidemic. Today the days have changed and science and medical care are advancing simultaneously due to which such major epidemic diseases like tuberculosis are now under control.
If you live in a Nigerian city and have had a cough for more than six months, you should get tested for TB. Today we can help talk to you about TB and tell you what to do and where to go if you get TB.
Why should I take a TB test?
Tuberculosis is a disease that can affect people of any age. However, very young children, young children, and older people are more prone to tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is most likely to be caused by neuronia in very young children. When we neglect pneumonia, it progresses to tuberculosis and later becomes fatal. In adults, neglecting cough and having a cough for more than six months but not taking its medication can usually lead to tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is also quite common in those who smoke excessively. If you smoke excessively, the lungs become completely useless and with any kind of cold, phlegm starts accumulating there and that slowly turns into tuberculosis. For all these reasons you need to get a TB test.
What to do if you have tuberculosis?
Forget about the past, now a days there are some treatment methods for tuberculosis through scientific methods which can help you get rid of tuberculosis disease completely. For this you need to take regular medical care and you have to spend about 6 months in this medical care.
The first thing you need to do is go to your nearest hospital or pathology and get tested for TB. Currently, you can get a TB test completely free in any hospital in Nigerian cities. But if you can’t do it for free, then you have to spend some money to get this TB test done in different private hospitals.
How much should a TB test cost in Nigerian pathology?
Now many may ask questions like how much money can be spent for the test. To be honest it is not very easy for someone in a poor country like Nigeria to spend so much money. Always know where to get good test for less money and keep your plot open.
We looked at the information in different diagnostic centers in different cities in Nigeria and from there we want to give you an average information. It states that a tuberculosis test will cost N46,500 for those aged 11 years and above. And for patients aged 10 years and below 10 years of age, tuberculosis test may cost N20,000 Nigerian currency. It may be a little more or less depending on the hospital and diagnostic center but it is very unlikely to be more or less.