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Is There Any Connection Between Asbestos And Emphysema
Not known: Asbestos is a natural fiber found in few places in the world. It is well known due its repellant properties agains fire & hot temperature. It was used in cloth, construction & ships. Still use on car brake system. It causes asbestosis a fibrotic condition of the lungs & mesothelial carcinoma acancer on the pleura.See 1 more doctor answer
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
No: Asbestos exposure is typically associated with the development of fibrosis (scarring) of the lung, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pleural disease (disease of the lining of the lung). Although asbestos exposure has not been directly linked to the development of emphysema or copd, it may be one of the factors that contributes to the development of the condition, especially in those who smoke.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a friend who was diagnose with a touch of asbestos and emphysema, what is the best care can he get.
Can asbestos exposure cause or contribute to copd, how are tobacco use and ptsd connected? This is for my late husband and a benefits claim
I have a relative suffering from emphysema, there’s no effective drugs in China. Whether the US have more advanced and effective treatment or drugs?
Depends: Good evening, Treatment of emphysema is varied and depends on the severity of the disease. Treatment may include just an inhaled bronchodilator, and escalate to include inhaled and oral steroids. At the most advanced stages there are quite a few agents, including supplemental oxygen. You may need to first determine the stage of your loved ones disease. Good luck.
Chronic Lung Disease: Emphysema is a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). There are different classifications of COPD. End stage could refer to you needing to use daily medications in order to relieve symptoms of shortness of breath. This could also mean needing to use oxygen. If a physician has mentioned "end stage" it is worth visiting with a lung specialist called a Pulmonologist.
COPD...: There is a form of COPD which can occur at a younger age. It is called alpha-1-antitrypsin disorder. It is caused by an enzyme deficiency and treatment includes enzyme replacement therapy. It is diagnosed with a blood test. See your doctor, or a lung doctor, for diagnosis and treatment if this disorder is suspected.See 1 more doctor answer
Emphysema.: Emphysema is a destruction of lung tissue with resultant reduction in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and respiratory effort. This leads to shortness of breath and chronic productive cough. It's usually due to smoking but could be due to other medial conditions. It's treatable but not curable.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lying down causes the airway to narrow further and decrease flow. The body attempts to improve the flow by releasing Epinephrine which may result in sweats. Also low oxygen can result from decresed flow as well as possible sleep apnea which is increased in pts with emphysema. Treatment can include oxygen, bronchodilators and possible CPAP or bipap device.See 1 more doctor answer
Limited: But the answer is more related to how many packs a day and for how many years you smoked (packs x years), also related to individual genetic factors. If you have cough or shortness of breath, see your doctor for a spirometry (breathing test). The test is quick and simple.See 1 more doctor answer
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more
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