Asbestosis Lawyers and Claims
FAQs - your questions answered
Asbestosis is caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. Generally, sufferers of asbestosis have a significant history of asbestos exposure. It may be that they worked with or in the vicinity of products containing asbestos over a prolonged period or for short but intense periods.
Symptoms of asbestosis include a shortness of breath (dyspnoea), coughing, chest tightness and skin turning a bluish colour (cyanosis). Doctors can test for asbestosis by conducting a respiratory/lung function test and radiological investigations including chest x-rays and CT scans.
Unlike mesothelioma, asbestosis is not a cancer; it is a slow onset progressive condition. However, sufferers of asbestosis are at greater risk of developing mesothelioma.
Note: This information is general in nature. Please consult your doctor about your health.
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