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How to Prevent Pneumothorax
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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