[WARNING] This Danger Is TWICE as Bad as Hip Fractures!
I’m willing to bet you’ve been warned many times about the danger of falls and broken hips once you reach a certain age…
After all, one bad hip fracture could land you in the hospital… or even the grave.
But while you do your best to be careful, there’s another risk you need to watch out for.
It’s one you don’t hear much about, and it could be TWICE as deadly a fall.
It’s sudden… it attacks your lungs… and it can KILL you.
No, I’m not talking about coronavirus — I’m talking about pneumonia.
And a large-scale French study has shown just how many seniors fail to take it seriously. Until it’s too late.
In a six-year study of over 16,000 seniors, researchers took a look the survival outcomes of those who’d been treated for hip fractures and those who’d been treated for any type of pneumonia.
And when they looked at the data, they found something SHOCKING.
Those who’d been hospitalized with a hip fracture only had a 5.4% chance of dying in the hospital.
But those who were treated for pneumonia had a 17.9% chance of dying.
And it gets worse.
The overall risk for dying within two years of treatment was 80% higher in those treated for pneumonia.
The important thing to remember is this: if you feel sick, take it seriously.
And know what to look for when it comes to pneumonia. If you’re experiencing a cough that causes chest pain and phlegm or if you’re feeling disoriented, call your doctor immediately.
Many doctors are now offering phone or online video appointments and they’ll be able to tell you what steps to take if you are dealing with pneumonia..
In the meantime, make sure you’re getting both vitamin C and vitamin D to protect your immune system.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance for Advanced Health