Learn About Asbestosis
Inhaling large amounts of asbestos fibers or the dust from asbestos containing products/equipment over a long period of time can cause asbestosis, a type of pulmonary fibrosis, that means scarring of lung tissues.
Asbestosis Symptoms and Diagnosis
Find out what symptoms of asbestosis are and common materials and products that can increase your risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestosis is usually diagnosed by a careful medical history, exposure history and chest X-ray or CT scan.
Treating and Managing Asbestosis
Asbestosis is a chronic disease. Although there is no cure, you can take certain steps to improve the quality of life for you and your family and avoid further injury by avoiding further exposure.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Asbestosis
If you are seen by your primary care doctor, you can ask them to refer you to a doctor who has experience in managing asbestosis. When you are diagnosed with asbestosis, you and your loved ones are likely to have many concerns.