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Preventing pneumonia.

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Malnutrition, alcoholism and poor oral hygiene greatly increase risks for pneumonia.

What to do.

Malnutrition and its devastating consequences.

Malnutrition can greatly increase pneumonia, mortality and morbidity in children, adults and older citizens. Alcoholics are at bigger risk of vitamins deficiency.

Pneumonia was 4.8 times as common in malnourished versus nourished patients. Older individuals and institutional patients in nursing home are also severely affected.

The Research was published in the journal of respiratory medicine in 2010.

Nutrition for all ages:

Good source: proteins, vitamins A, C, B complex, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids like flax seeds oil, cod oil, garlic, thyme- rosemary spices and probiotics as lactobacillus rhamnosus. All are necessary to reduce the bacterial infection load in the lungs and improve higher survival rate.

Herbs

The use of herbal preparation or aromatherapy can help during cold weather to heal infectious lungs.

Helpful herbs:

Licorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra has many benefits for the lungs. It is anti-inflammatory and eases coughs. It is not recommended for people suffering from thyroid, high blood pressure, heart, liver and kidneys disorders.

Mullein

Verbascum thapsus, a common wild plant tones the respiratory tract. It fights inflammation, heal irritated tissues and eases cough.

Goldenseal

Hydrastis canadensis kills a wide range of bacteria and fungi.

Aromatherapy.

Diluted essential oils are often used in massage or in steam’s inhalation.

  • Eucalyptus oil helps with expectoration.
  • Tea tree oil is a potent microbe fighter.

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