Prevention from Pneumothorax

One can reduce one's chances of inheriting the condition by:

  • Refraining from tobacco
  • Wearing a seat belt at all times to prevent injury or trauma to the chest in case of an accident
  • Avoid scuba diving, flying, or mountain climbing at high altitudes if there is a history of pneumothorax
  • Educating yourself about the risk factors of pneumothorax especially if you suffer from any other lung disease or infection
  • Taking extra precautions if you have already suffered from one pneumothorax. This is because people with a previous history of the condition are more likely to develop pneumothorax in the same or other lung.