Prevention of Lung conditions


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Prevention list: Methods of prevention of Lung conditions mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Lung conditions.

Prevention of Lung conditions: You can reduce your risk by:

  • Not smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products;

  • Avoiding exposure to dust and irritants that can harm your lungs. (If you must work near them, wear protective devices;)

  • Having a spirometry (a test to see how much and how quickly you expel air after a deep breath) done as often as recommended by your doctor.

  • Checking with your doctor if you are having trouble breathing, are experiencing pain in the lungs, or seem to be coughing up blood.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Lung Disease: NWHIC

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