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what are the symptomsof pneumoconiosis?

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Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
Pediatric Pulmonology 19 years experience
SOB, Cough: Pneumoconiosis is collective condition in which lung is exposed to industrial insult, such as coal, asbestos, etc. Main symptoms for such a disease would be cough and shortness of breath (sob) and excersize intolerance. Shahzeidi, md.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What's pneumoconiosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dust lung disease: Most often these are due to a person's work though many of the people who survived the 9/11 attacks. Coal worker's lung, silicosis, asbestosis, farmer's lung, berylliosis, and bagassosis (sugar cane) are all examples. They are hard to treat and if present, a lawyer may be able to help.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What can cause pneumoconiosis?

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Dr. Mario Mangas
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Pneumoconiosis: These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs. Organic causes include pigeon breeders disease, mold exposure with different materials such as sugar cane for example. Inorganic causes include silicosis, asbestosis or other mineral dusts particles. Patient can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if I think I have pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pulmonologist: If you believe that you have lung disease related to exposure to silica dust then recommend pulmonology consultation. Take care.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What does pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lung disease: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a lung disease caused by silica dust. I believe that this might be the longest word in the English language.

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