5 ways to prevent Meningitis

5 ways to prevent Meningitis

Meningitis – it is a condition when an individual experience inflammation of the brain and spinal cord membranes, mostly caused by an infection. We cannot prevent all the forms of Meningitis, but few measures can help us to lower the risk of getting infected by bacteria and viruses as well as reduce the chances of getting this nasty disease.

Besides, making sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date, there are other ways to prevent meningitis such as by practicing good hygiene and keep yourself generally healthy.

  • Avoid sharing  personal items

Meningitis can be transferred when you come in contact with throat or respiratory secretions such as sputum, saliva, and nasal mucus of an infected person, either through sharing personal items or kissing.

Spreading of meningitis can be prevented by not sharing personal items, including straws, toothbrushes, water bottles, drinking glasses, silverware, lip glosses or lipsticks, and cigarettes.

  • Wash your hands properly    

This virus resembles influenza and cold viruses, so the spread of meningitis virus can be reduced by thorough hand hygiene. Wash your hands thoroughly as much as possible especially after being in crowded public places, using the washroom, or touching animals. Wash both front and back side of your hands with soap or hand wash liquid.

  • Boost your immune system

When ever get an infection, your immune system triggers on and works to combat it off. A healthy immune system can aid prevent an infection from the bacteria and viruses that cause meningitis. One should eat healthy food to keep their immune system at its best fighting condition. Healthy eating, include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins.

  • Stay away from infected people

The infection causing bacteria found in nose and throat secretions can also spread through sneezing and coughing. You are prone to get meningitis if you’re in close association with an infected person to come in direct contact with a throat as well as nose secretions. If you know anyone with a respiratory infection, keep at least 3 feet distance away from the line of fire of any coughing.

  • Stay alert

If you have been in close association with an infected person, call your healthcare provider right away. Your doctor will recommend you some antibiotics to keep you from getting meningitis.

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post prostate surgery care and surgery


Soon after your prostate surgery, you’ll be shifted to the recovery room. There, hospital staff will put you under observation and will monitor your heart rate, oxygen level, breathing, and other important signs.

  • You may get discharged from the hospital after a day of your surgery.
  • Return back to daily activities within 1-2 weeks.
  • A short period of catheterization to remove urine until your prostate heals.
  • Medicines to relief from pain.
  • Your health keeper will instruct you how to take care of yourself once you get home.

Home care after surgery

It is very important to take intense care and precautions after prostate surgery to aid easy as well as faster recovery.

During your recovery, you may have:   

  • Problem controlling urination
  • An urgent need to urinate
  • Pain while urinating
  • Issues getting and keeping an erection
  • Small amounts of blood in your urine.

Tips for an easier recovery  

Your health keeper will recommend you to rest as much as possible for a coming few weeks after the surgery. Keep these tips in mind while you’re trying to get back to your normal routine:

  • Abstain from sexual activity for at least 4-5 weeks after your surgery.
  • Don’t do vigorous exercise or lift anything heavy until your doctor’s permission. You can go on with easy or gentle exercises once you feel up to it.
  • Take foods high in fiber content to prevent constipation.
  • Drink at least 8 cups of water a day to clean your bladder.
  • Seek your doctor’s permission to start driving.

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