When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it. Inflammation can be uncomfortable, but it means that the body is starting to heal itself.
August 10, 2020
Tuberculosis (commonly known as TB) has been endemic in the Philippines. As per the World Health Organization, TB is still one of the 10 leading causes of death worldwide. In 2017, our country was included in the list of top 10 countries with an alarming number of TB cases. 
There are common misconceptions about tuberculosis. Here are some of them:
False belief will get you nowhere. Peace of mind is attained only through the right information. Always verify health issues with your trusted healthcare professional.
 “Tuberculosis”, World Health Organization, September 18, 2018, https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tuberculosis
 “Tuberculosis (TB)”, WebMD, n.d., https://www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-tuberculosis-basics#1
 “Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Symptoms and Risk Factors”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 24, 2019, https://www.cdc.gov/features/tbsymptoms/index.html
 Santos-Longhurst, Adrienne, “Types of Tuberculosis”, Healthline, February 26, 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/types-of-tuberculosis#active-vs-latent