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Symptoms From Esposure To Asbestos?

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Symptoms From Esposure To Asbestos?

Postby Yale » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:39 pm

How long after esposure do symptoms appear??
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Symptoms From Esposure To Asbestos?

Postby Hector » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:41 pm

The effects of long-term exposure to asbestos typically don't show up for 20 to 30 years after exposure. Symptoms of asbestosis appear gradually only after large areas of the lung become scarred. The first symptom of asbestosis is usually shortness of breath following exercise or other physical activity. The early stages of the disease are also characterised by a dry cough and a generalised feeling of illness. A person with noncancerous asbestos effusion may have difficulty in breathing because of fluid accumulation. Pleural plaques cause only a mild breathing difficulty that results from stiffness of the chest wall. Smokers who have chronic bronchitis along with asbestosis may cough and wheeze. Gradually, breathing becomes more and more difficult. In about 15% of people with asbestosis, severe shortness of breath and respiratory failure develop. As the disease progresses and lung damage increases, shortness of breath occurs even when the patient is at rest. Recurrent respiratory infections and coughing up blood are common. So is swelling of the feet, ankles, or hands. Persistent pain in the chest and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms caused by mesothelioma. Other symptoms of advanced asbestosis include chest pain, hoarseness, and restless sleep. Patients who have asbestosis often have clubbed (widened and thickened) fingers. Other potential complications include heart failure, collapsed (deflated) lung, and pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane that protects the lung).Diagnosis of asbestosis is largely dependent on a good and accurate clinical history taking.
Occupational exposure to asbestosis is critical to the diagnosis.
If the patient has had a history with asbestos exposure, then doctors can look for certain signs when listening to your lungs.
An early distinctive feature of asbestos is basal crackles in your lower lungs, than is similar to Velcro opening up, that can be heard by a stethoscope.
X-rays are then utilized to confirm the diagnosis of asbestosis.
In X-rays photographs, asbestos fibres can be seen as small irregular opacities that look similar to ground glass.
These fibres are usually seen in the lower lateral lobes of the lungs.
Borders of the heart, particularly the left side may be obscured.
X-rays are continually used to track the progress of the disease.


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Symptoms From Esposure To Asbestos?

Postby Burhtun » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:43 pm

Depending on amount of exposure and physical shape of victim, usually

between 20 to 40 years but there are documented cases of as fast as 3 years.
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Symptoms From Esposure To Asbestos?

Postby Fonso » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:44 pm

here would properly be seen simply by fact the indications of asbestos maximum cancers * Chest wall discomfort * Pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung * Shortness of breath * Fatigue or anemia * Wheezing, hoarseness, or cough * Blood interior the sputum (fluid) coughed up (hemoptysis)
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Symptoms From Esposure To Asbestos?

Postby Efren » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:47 pm

Check web.md for details.
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