Posture: 23 MATSYASANA 11 TUBERCULOSIS Diseases attack us
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, The increase in air pollution
and crowded, unhygienic living conditions, incessant
smoking, have all worsened matters, and
the number is ever on the increase. The TB
bacilli us air as their vehicle to enter our body.
Diseases attack us from many fronts: air, food,
water, physical contact, etc. One dreaded disease
common among us is tuberculosis (TB).
There were more than six million persons suffering
from this disease in our country in the last
count. Nearly a tenth of them used to succumb to
the disease every year. Man can live without
food for weeks, without water for a few days,
but hardly four minutes without air.
The air exhaled by TB patients contains the
bacilli which spread to other persons.
TB mainly attacks the lungs. The patients'
sputum, the vessels used by them, especially in
hotels, all carry these disease-producers. It is a vital
part of the body, the lungs, handling this important
life-sustaining commodity, which is affected by this