- Pneumonia is essentially inflammation of lungs caused by bacteria
- Including foods with anti-inflammatory properties may help
- Pneumonia is described as an infection that inflames air sacs
Experts also suggest measures like adequate nutrition, exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months and continued breastfeeding up to two years with complementary feeding to help prevent pneumonia. Prevention of indoor pollution from smoking or the use of dung/wood in stoves and maintaining good hygiene is also important to stave off risks of pneumonia.
Pneumonia is essentially inflammation of lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi; therefore including foods with anti-inflammatory properties may go a long way in providing relief. A person suffering from pneumonia must eat a balanced diet full of colourful fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and lots of fluids. Pneumonia can be quite a debilitating ailment requiring your body to expend lot of energy, therefore optimum calorie intake is extremely essential to stave off feeling fatigued, weak and to avoid rapid weight loss.
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