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What sort of problem is asbestosis?

What sort of problem is asbestosis?

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, harder to inflate and oxygen transfer from lung to blood is impaired. This is called asbestosis. It is often progressive. In addition the lining around the lungs can scar (pleural plaques) and is a cause of cancer involving this lining (mesothelioma). ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kale
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Asbestosis (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by the ...Read more


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Can I get asbestosis in this day and age?

Asbestosis: Not usually. Asbestos has been banned in commercial and residential building products however; there are some manufactured products that contain asbestos, or components, and those products must be labelled. In addition, some old buildings may still have asbestos insulation, etc. If you do not work directly with asbestos, such as in reclamation or manufacturing, your chances are quite low. ...Read more

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What are the causes of asbestosis symptoms?

What are the causes of asbestosis symptoms?

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 shortness of breath, low oxygen levels and chronic cough. Asbestosis is from prior exposure to asbestos. ...Read more

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What are the immediate effects of asbestosis?

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.
When associated with COPD it can cause chronic difficulty with breathing. Some of these people will develop a cancer
any large exposure to any dust or inhaled particulate can cause immediate symptoms such as a pneumonitis or acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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Why do the symptoms of asbestosis develop only years after exposure?

Yes: It is usually a late event after exposure to asbestos. Usually time measured in years. ...Read more

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How common is asbestosis and what kind of exposures are needed for its development? Can someone accidentaly exposed in their house for months get it?

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 building where asbestos was used in construction and there is demolition or renovation causing the powder to go into the air. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to prevent asbestosis?

Asbestosis: Most common in miners of asbestos. Others: shipyard, foundry, and demolition workers, and old brakepad manufacturers. Asbestos insulated homes and offices are not a source of exposure unless you remodel/demolish without respiratory protection. This is now illegal so its unlikely, but you should check with osha representatives at work, and with your builder if you live in an "older" (~70s) homes. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for asbestosis?

Avoidance: There is no treatment for asbestosis. Once the condition is diagnosed, it is permanent. Avoidance from further exposure is key. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asbestosis in the lungs?

Usually none: Most people with asbestos exposure have no symptoms. Asbestos can result in asbestosis of the lung which causes scarring of the lung resulting in decreased lung function, which often produces shortness of breath. It can also cause pleural effussions, lung cancer or mesothelioma. ...Read more

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Where can I get a test for asbestosis?

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 function testing. ...Read more

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How do the spirographs differ between someone with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner?

How do the spirographs differ between someone with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner?

Simple Terms: In simple terms: A marathon runner should have normal spirometry, Someone with emphysema should have an obstructive spirometry pattern meaning they have trouble getting the air out when the exhale, And a person with asbestosis should have a restrictive spirometry pattern (meaning they have trouble filling their lungs and taking a breath in). ...Read more

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Asbestos can cause mesothelioma and asbestosis, but how common are those diseases in those heavily exposed?

Asbestos: Asbestosis is fairly common in people who have sufficient exposure. Mesothelioma is very rare and takes about 50 years from the exposure to the onset of the cancer. I average diagnosing about 1 lung cancer a week but only find mesothelioma about 1 case every 3 years or so to give you an idea. ...Read more

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For people with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner. What do their spirographs look like compared to that of an average person?

For people with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner. What do their spirographs look like compared to that of an average person?

VARIABLE: Emphysema-big lungs, decreased flow rates, low diffusion. Asbestosis-usually lung function is normal. Marathon runner -lung function id incresed flows, normal volumes and diffusion ...Read more

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Would a one time exposure to concrete dust under a minute cause any health problems like asbestosis or silicosis, how does body take care of tiny amt?

No, no problema: It takes chronic exposure over many years before any kind of dust can affect or damage the lungs.
Our lungs, have a natural, good filtering (Nose) and cleaning system (mucosal Cilia) to protect themselves and can expel minimal exposure like you have mentioned. ...Read more

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Pef66% have trouble taking a deep breath. Previous asbestos exposure 2013 for 30min. Asbestosis? ILD? OLD? Other? Concerned! Thoughts?

Pef66% have trouble taking a deep breath. Previous asbestos exposure 2013 for 30min. Asbestosis? ILD? OLD? Other? Concerned! Thoughts?

Doubtful: What was the concentration of asbestic during exposure did you see asbestos particles in the air, was it a closed, small space? Any cough shortly after exposure, runny nose...allergic type reaction...sounds like this was not a significant exposure...but if you have or develop asthma, cough, fever or pleuritic type chest pain then talk to your doctor
bty, trouble taking a deep breath not abnormal ...Read more

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I have severe back pain right mid back the pain radiates into my breast tail Currently I have diagnosis of asbestosis On Butrans 10mcg and iibrufin40?

I have severe back pain right mid back the pain radiates into my breast tail Currently I have diagnosis of asbestosis On Butrans 10mcg and iibrufin40?

Follow with Doctor: Although your symptoms don't quite show anything serious, but it needs to be diagnosed after history and examination and possible tests.

You need to see your doctor and let her/him examine you. You may be sent for some tests and then they will be able to tell you what could have caused and if there is reason to be further concerned about.

Good luck... ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more