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Four lung diseases common in Pakistanis

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Here is a prevalence of certain lung diseases in Pakistan. Due to pollution in the environment, poor healthcare services and ineffective and unplanned prevention techniques, Pakistanis are affected by a lot of fatal pulmonary diseases.

Here are a few common ones, and how they can be regulated.

Pneumonia

On a global level, Pakistan ranks third in terms of prevalence of pneumonia. This can be seen how around 71,000 children die of pneumonia annually in Pakistan.

Pneumonia can be controlled by getting frequent flu shots and staying away from people who might suffer from pneumonia.

Asthma

Pollution is the main reason for asthma in Pakistan, especially in cities like Karachi and Lahore where there is a huge population as well as smoke produced by factories. Smoking is also one of the main causes, and people who are surrounded by smokers also suffer from asthma due to passive smoking.

The only way asthma can be prevented is to avoid the triggers that cause it. These include pollution, allergens, cold, flu or virus.

Influenza

Influenza is one of the most common illnesses found around us. But it is more than just sneezing and a little cough. Influenza can be caused by a number of bacteria or viruses and can progress to diseases even worse, such as asthma and pneumonia.

Influenza vaccines, if administered properly, can make the flu less dangerous and it can go away easily as compared to influenza occurring without the vaccine.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is the third most common pulmonary disease in Pakistan. Although not a lot of statistics is found on its prevalence, however, it is noted that a large population is affected by bronchitis in Pakistan.

The main cause from bronchitis is smoking.

It is said that eating onions decreases and prevents bronchitis. Taking frequent steam or using a humidifier also decreases chances of bronchitis.

Originally Published In HTV.com