When you're living with Hiv,its more important than ever to protect your immune system to maintain overall health:By keeping your body ad healthy as possible,its much better equipped to fight off viruses and other types of infections.
People living with HIV need to incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyle. Here are tips for healthy living with HIV;
1•Practice safe sex_ Practing safe sex is essential. Understand how the virus is transmitted to reduce the risk of infecting others. Use condoms not only to avoid the spread of HIV,but also to protect both you and your partner against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and other types of infections.
2•Get tested for other STDs_lf you have another STD,also known as sexually transmitted infections,STIs,you may be more likely to transmit both HIV and your other STD to someone else.STDs can also worsen HIV and make disease progress more rapidly.
Getting tested is a must because many STDs don't cause any symptoms without testing you may not even realize you have one.
3•Prevent infections and illnesses _Wash your hands frequently,and stay away from sick people to stay as healthy as possible. Also stay up to date on all of your vaccinations to reduce your at risk of preventable illnesses.
4•Follow doctor's orders about your prescriptions _Skipping even one day of medication can give the virus an opportunity to become resistant to the drugs,making them ineffective against the virus. Be sure to take prescriptions at the same time everday,and always have your medication with you so that if you are away from home ,you won't have to miss a dose.
5•Don't a buse drugs or alcohol _ Alcohol and drugs overuse can contribute to feelings for depression. Avoid illegal drugs and take prescription drugs as directed by your doctor to help protect your immune system. Avoiding drug abuse can also help to prevent cognitive thinking and reasoning) impairment,which is important in minimizing HIV related dementia.
6• Quit smoking _Giving up cigarettes is beneficial for anyone. Stopping all tobacco use will help you live healthier and feel better,as well as prevent a number of health problems and reduce your risk of serious events like heart attack and stroke.
7•Manage physical and emotional health problems
Keeping stress,depression,under control can help improve your physical and emotional health professional if you feel you're taking medication for HIV to avoid potential drug interactions between depression and HIV medicines.
8•Exercise mind and body
Physical exercise significantly helps the immune system as well. Mental exercise,conentration,and attention,all of which can be affected by HIV.
Live a healthy lifestyle,fuel your body with a healthy nutritious and balanced diet,and allow it to recharge each night with enough quality sleep. Treat your boby well to strengthen it,so that it can defend against illnesses that could threaten your health. Thus all for today follow me for more of my articles,thanks.
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