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Pneumothorax Prevention


There is no known way to prevent pneumothorax. However, you can lower your risk of developing pneumothorax by:

  • Not smoking.
  • Wearing a seatbelt when in a motor vehicle to help prevent accident-related chest trauma.
  • Being aware of the symptoms associated with pneumothorax if you have another lung disease.
  • If you have a history of pneumothorax, it is often recommended that you avoid SCUBA diving.

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