If you have recently been hospitalized with pneumonia, the following lifestyle changes should help you transition from the hospital to your home and take control of your condition for better health and wellness.
- Rest often.
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
- Prevent reoccurrence of pneumonia by getting a seasonal flu shot and the pneumonia vaccine.
- Maintain a healthy body by not smoking, eating healthy, exercising, and regularly washing your hands.
- Don’t miss your follow-up appointments. Write down any questions or concerns you may have before your appointment and bring them with you. Even though you feel better, your lungs may still be infected. It’s important that your doctor monitor your progress.
- Take your medications as directed by your health care provider. Do not skip any doses. If you stop medication too soon, your lungs may continue to harbor bacteria, which can multiply and cause a relapse of your pneumonia.
Follow these simple lifestyle changes for faster healing and better outcomes
If you have recently suffered a heart attack, you will most likely be able to return to your normal activities. However, it’s important that you make some healthy lifestyle changes and follow the instructions of your health care providers.
With a few lifestyle adjustments, you can easily take charge of your health to enjoy a successful recovery and a quality, productive future. Read more
What causes the common cold? What causes the flu? When and why do they strike? Test your knowledge of these cold and flu basics with out list of Frequently Asked Questions.
What causes the common cold?
More than 200 viruses can cause the common cold. A cold virus usually infects only the upper respiratory tract: nose and throat, so symptoms will be predominately above the neck. Symptoms include a runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, congestion, and watery eyes. These symptoms can last for up to two weeks.