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What does recovery from a lung injury look like?

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Younger patients and those whose injuries were caused by trauma or blood infusions often have a better chance at recovery. Follow these tips to keep your lungs as healthy and strong as possible:

  • Don't smoke or breathe in secondhand smoke
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Keep up with vaccinations. You may prevent future lung infections by getting a flu shot each year and a pneumonia vaccine every 5 years.

From: Do I Have a Lung Injury? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 11, 2016

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 11, 2016

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