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Elderly Pneumonia Prevention - Pneumonia Vaccine and Oral and I.V. Immune Boosters

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 8:26:07 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

Pneumonia prevention in the elderly and natural pneumonia vaccines. 

Pneumonia is the 5th leading cause of death in Americans over the age of 65 according to the CDC. The common cold progressing into pneumonia in elderly patients is a very regular occurrence, thus prevention of the common cold and annual flu in turn means pneumonia prevention as well. Typical prevention practices are receiving flu and pneumococcal vaccinations.

I have many baby boomers who are still raising high schoolers and taking care of elderly parents with chronic medical conditions. Talk about being overwhelmed. We need to start support groups for these spread thin individuals that everyone depends on.

Other factors that increase the risk of pneumonia in elderly patients include: age, comorbity, COPD, residence in a nursing home, asthma and heart, liver or kidney failure. We have cold, flu, and pneumonia vaccines. If a cold is treated within the first 3 days it greatly decreases the chances of developing into pneumonia.  Preventative measures such as a comprehensive nutritional assessment being conducted on the patient, monitoring weight loss and utilizing probiotics should all be incorporated in preventing pneumonia progression. 

Our natural vaccines are updated every year and do not contain aluminum, methyl mercury, formaldehyde, super viruses or fetal monkey tissue.   Our vaccine is about 89% effective compared to the flu shot at less than 40% and sometimes at 9%.

Vaccinate against colds, flu and pneumonia.  Second Nature patients continue their GOOD GUT probiotics + immune and Xymogen's ImmunotiX 500 daily.   

I.V. Ozone is quick, easy and kills the pathogens.  I.V ozone is a safe and effective way to knock out infections.   It is a great preventative measure to be taken as well. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 

Call us and order your flu, cold and pneumonia vaccines for everyone in the household.  

Naturopathic Medicine is primary care of today and future medicine of tomorrow.  

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Kusznireckyj, M. (2014, February). Preventing Pneumonia in the Elderly. NDNR, pp. 1-5.

Topics: Healthy Living

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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