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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Asbestosis: Prolonged exposure to airborne asbestos of a certain type (there are three and only one is serious) can lead to lung problems and a rare tumor called ... Read More
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It was a common problem , less seen recently . Happens after about 30 years of exposure . Lung scar and damage that is irreversible and likely progres ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Scarring of the lung: Asbestos exposure can result in tiny asbestos fibers getting deposited in the lungs. This causes inflammation, and scarring. The lungs get stiff, har ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Asbestoe: Very less likely.
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Dr. Lawrence Kale
29 years experience Occupational Medicine
Asbestosis: Not usually. Asbestos has been banned in commercial and residential building products however; there are some manufactured products that contain asbes ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Variety: Asbestosis is scarring of the airspaces of the lungs and thickening of the walls between them (also known as the interstitium). This in turn causes s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
38 years experience Radiology
Little or none: Asbestos exposure has no specific immediate effects. Asbestosis is the disease some can get long after (usually decades) inhalation of asbestos dust. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Asbestosis: Asbestosis = a scarring lung disease due to inhalation of asbestos fibers.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: It is usually a late event after exposure to asbestos. Usually time measured in years.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Asbestosis: To get this you need to be able to inhale asbestos fibers. This is most commonly an occupational exposure though you can be exposed if inside a buildi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: The conditions are completely separate; however, some of the same risk factors occur for both, namely smoking and exposures to certain types of dust.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
See a lung doctor: There is unfortunately no easy blood test; a pulmonologist can help to make the diagnosis based on history, physical exam, xray findings and pulmonary ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kale
29 years experience Occupational Medicine
Avoidance: There is no treatment for asbestosis. Once the condition is diagnosed, it is permanent. Avoidance from further exposure is key.
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