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FAQs - Asbestosis

Written by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD  | Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Aug 20, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.
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3. Will I get the disease even years after exposure?

Yes, it is quite possible to get the disease even years after exposure in spite 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.

Reference:

  1. Harrison's Textbook of Medicine Cecil's Textbook of Medicine - (https://www.who.int/)

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asbestosis

Asbestos is very dangerous and cause disease Asbestosis, but in my country, asbestos is still used and the government does not forbid

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RobatAsbestosis

Hi - we are looking for people affected to share their stories on Asbestosis, if interested please get in touch.

Cheers,

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