Pneumonia is a deadly disease that kills nearly one million children every year. More people die from pneumonia than from HIV, malaria, or tuberculosis. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that your body is prepared to fight off or prevent the infection. Paano nga ba? Here’s how:
1. Get vaccinated
Influenza or flu can be a direct cause of pneumonia. The flu can also lead to bacterial pneumonia. Don’t wait until nakakahawa ka na. A yearly flu vaccination can help protect you and your loved ones from the complications of this disease.
2. Stop the spread
If your friends have colds, the flu, or other respiratory problems, stay away muna. Put your health first! Find other non-contact ways to interact with them, like through chat or over the phone. If a family member is sick, give him or her private room rest para walang hawaan. Also make sure to wash your hands often to help stop the spreading of viruses and bacteria.
3. Stay healthy and fit
The best armor against disease is excellent health. Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can increase your risk of developing pneumonia. Smoking also damages your lungs, which means you’re also easier infected. Eat a proper diet,exercise regularly, and talk to your doctor about what vitamins and supplements you can take to keep your immune system strong.