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10/23/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/23/2021 00:31

What Is Asbestosis? Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention.

The most common symptom is a chronic cough that doesn't go away. This can be accompanied by shortness of breath, fatigue, and a feeling of tightness in the throat or chest. Other symptoms include:

  • A tight feeling in your chest
  • Wheezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain when you breathe deeply or cough
  • In rare cases, asbestosis can cause blood clots to form in the lungs or holes to develop between the layers of tissue that line your lungs.

How is Asbestosis diagnosed?

If you have any of the above symptoms, your doctor will order a chest X-ray. During this procedure, your doctor places an instrument on one side of your chest and takes a picture. This shows the bones in your body as well as the outline of your lungs. If abnormalities are found during the X-ray or if they find signs of other lung problems, they will conduct more tests to diagnose asbestosis.

These tests include:

  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Pulmonary function tests that measure how well your lungs are working
  • Measuring carbon monoxide gas in the air exhaled by the lungs (called carbon monoxide diffusing capacity)
  • A blood test to rule out other causes for the symptoms

Your doctor will also make a record of your occupational and medical history to calculation the chances you have of developing asbestosis.