FAQs1. Which doctor should I consult if I suffer from Asbestosis?
You should consult a Respiratory Care Physician.
2. How should this problem of asbestosis be tackled?
Control of asbestos in the workplace is the most effective method for preventing asbestosis. Substituition of the asbestos fibres with less harmful varieties is another option. Legislations which is followed strictly should be implemented for curbing the use of asbestos.
3. Will I get the disease even years after exposure?
Yes, it is quite possible to get the disease even years after exposure inspite of the exposure not being there at the present time
4. What is the prognosis for a patient with asbestosis?
Prognosis depends on the duration of exposure to asbestos fibres, size and type of the asbestos fibres inhaled and the presence of aggravating factors such as smoking.
5.Why is asbestosis considered a dangerous disease?
Because of its association with mesthelioma (cancer) of the pleura, cancers of the lung, larynx etc. it is considered a dangerous disease.
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Asbestosis is a chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos fumes. Asbestosis causes shortness of breath and its associated with lung cancer. It is not curable, but it can be managed with medication.
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