A Study of Relation Between Meals and Body Temperature in Patients of Diqqe Rewi (Pulmonary Tuberculosis)
Akhter Hussain Jamali, M. Zulkifle and A.H. Ansari
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine October - December 2013, Vol. 8 No. 4, Pages 1-10
Tuberculosis is a specific infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the modern facilities, the sufferers are investing month-long duration in shopping for diagnosis. The best control measures are early detection and prompt treatment. Keeping in view the above considerations, the study was conducted. It was non-randomized control
study in which diagnosed patients of pulmonary tuberculosis were taken from D.O.T.S. centre, N.I.U.M. Hospital, Bangalore and 50 healthy volunteers were taken for comparison. Temperature of both the groups was recorded before and after 1, 2 and 3 hours after meals for 1 week. It was found that at night inter group mean differences before and after 1, 2 and 3 hours of meals were found to be 0.642 °F, 1.114°F, 1.354 °F and 1.512 °F respectively. Elevation of temperature for more than three hours after meal coincides with the statement of Unani physician. It may be used as a diagnostic tool to detect the pulmonary tuberculosis.