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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Byssinosis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through an appointment with your doctor.

The following questions should be asked to optimally manage byssinosis.

  • Is the diagnosis confirmed or is there some other disease present such as asthma or COPD?
  • What about my job puts me at risk of having byssinosis?
  • Should I quit my job?
  • How do I determine if I am eligible for disability benefits?
  • How often should the prescribed medications be used?
  • What ongoing tests will I need?
  • What kind of exercise should I do?

    This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Page Last Updated: July 29, 2019

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