How to prevent tuberculosis?

Did you know that there are several methods that can help you prevent it?

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Tuberculosis in most cases can be prevented. You do not need to be an expert in this disease to recognize in what situations are you should take precautions so as not to get infected with the bacteria that produces it.

On this occasion, we will share with you what are some of the precautions you can take to reduce your chances of getting infected. Some of our recommendations are as follows:


1.-Try to ventilate the places where you are. Every time you find yourself in an enclosed area, try to keep some windows or doors open, so that fresh air can circulate. Unless you know all the people in the room who do not have tuberculosis, you can skip that action. However, it is always recommended to be in a ventilated place. Having drafts helps germs not to concentrate and not spread to other people.


2. Keep windows and curtains open. As with air, the sun is an excellent ally to fight tuberculosis. The sun can get rid of the bacteria, once a ray comes into contact with it. This is why we recommend that you try to keep the areas where you spend a lot of time well lit.


3.-Food balanced and healthy. Food is key for every human being, even if he is not sick. As in other diseases, it is recommended that people consume quality foods, that is, they provide the necessary nutrients for a complete diet.

Try to avoid junk food or with large amounts of fat, since these foods even quench your appetite, they are not really nurturing at all. Include fruits, vegetables and legumes as much as you can. If you want to consume meat, opt for white meats or fish.

4.-Use of mouth covers. You can use a mouth cover in case you think it necessary. It is common during the winter time, to observe some people who use it to avoid the germs that can provoke a cold or some other infection. Likewise, in places that are too crowded, people usually wear them.


5.-Physical activities. As with food, it is vital that you are an active person who at least 3 times a week does some type of exercise. We recommend all cardiovascular activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, etc.


6.-BCG vaccine. This vaccine can be given to all people who are going to stay for long periods of time in an area where tuberculosis is present. The countries where most cases of tuberculosis occur are Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Likewise, the vaccine may be required by people who are constantly living with infected people, such as doctors or nurses.