CAN PNEUMONIA BE PREVENTED?
Here are ways you can prevent pneumonia:
☐ Get the flu shot
Get a flu shot every year to prevent seasonal influenza.
The flu is a common cause of pneumonia, so preventing the flu is a good way to prevent pneumonia.
☐ Stay active
Activities such as walking, hiking, exercising at the gym, and playing sports keep your immune system strong.
☐ Wash your hands regularly
☐ Keeping good hygiene
☐ Quit smoking
☐ Eat healthy foods
Protein rich foods such as nuts, beans, seeds, chicken, and fish like salmon strengthen your immune system.
☐ Always cover your mouth if someone near you sneezes
☐ Always cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to prevent the spread of germs
Pneumonia is one of the most common lung diseases that can be prevented by following these simple guidelines. If you have any of the symptoms of pneumonia, please see a doctor immediately.