If you have an asbestos related illness, it is harder for you to stay healthy. Asbestos Abatement Services cares about you and wants you to stay as healthy as possible. Therefore, we have created a list of things you can do to keep yourself from getting sick this winter. Winter breeds illnesses, but for those with asbestos-related illnesses, being sick could be life threatening. Let us help you stay safe this winter!
One of the best ways to keep healthy is by layering your clothes. By getting too cold, you are compromising your lungs and general health. Keep warm when you go outside by putting on a hat, gloves, and a scarf. If you are going to be outside for a while doing an activity, bring a blanket along.
Keep Your Lungs Safe
Asbestos related illnesses usually deal with the lungs. It is important to protect your lungs this winter. By breathing through your nose, you allow warmer air to enter your lungs. A cold blast of air could shock your lungs. Use a hood or scarf to protect your mouth and nose. Make sure you get a flu and pneumonia shot to protect you from serious illness. If you feel sick, see your doctor immediately, don’t hold off, hoping it will get better.
Keep your Heat On
Having your home’s temperature set at a regular warm temperature is important. If your home is too cold, it can cause your lungs to become inflamed. Make sure you dress warm and keep your home warm. If you get hot at night, turn it down, but don’t go below 66 degrees. You should also dress warmly when sleeping.
Being active makes you healthier over all. Simple exercising in your home or short walks outside can do your immune system wonders. If you have a serious lung condition, don’t overdo it. A walk around your home could do wonders for your well-being.
Wash Your Hands Regularly
Always wash your hands. Germs are contacted most through touch. If you are out in public, wash your hands often and carry anti-bacterial hand sanitizer. This simple gesture could keep you from getting sick this winter.