Did you know that there are ways to prevent tuberculosis from attacking your body?
Tuberculosis in most cases can be prevented. You don’t need to be an expert in this disease to recognize in which situations you should take precautions so you don’t get infected with the bacteria that causes it.
This time, we’ll share with you some of the precautions you can take to reduce your chances of getting infected. Some of our recommendations are as follows:
1.-Ventilate the places where you are. Whenever you are in an enclosed area, try to keep some windows or doors open so that fresh air can circulate. Unless you know everyone in the room and they do not have TB, you can skip this action. However, it is always recommended to be in a ventilated place. Having air currents helps keep germs from concentrating and spreading to others.
2.-Keep windows and curtains open. As with air, the sun is an excellent ally in the fight against tuberculosis. The sun can kill the bacteria, once a ray of lightning comes in contact with it. This is why we recommend that you try to have well lit areas where you spend a lot of time.
3.-A balanced and healthy diet. Nutrition is key for every human being, even if you are not sick. As with other diseases, it is recommended that people consume quality foods, that is, foods that provide the nutrients necessary for a complete diet.
Try to avoid junk foods or foods with large amounts of fat, as these foods may satiate your appetite, but they are not really nourishing you at all. Include fruits, vegetables and legumes as much as possible. If you want to eat meat, opt for white meat or fish.
4.-Use of mouth covers. You can use a mouth cover if you think it is necessary. It is common in the winter season to see some people using it to avoid germs that can cause a cold or other infection. Likewise, in crowded places, people may use it.
5.-Physical activities. As with your diet, it is vitally important that you are an active person who does at least 3 times a week some form of exercise. We recommend all cardiovascular activities, such as running, swimming, cycling, etc.
6.- BCG vaccine. This vaccine can be given to anyone who will be staying for long periods of time in an area where TB is present. The countries where most cases of TB occur are Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Likewise, the vaccine may be required by people who constantly live with infected people, such as doctors or nurses.