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I have a history of exposure to fiberglass and asbestos at my work, can I have copd?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Asbestosis

Asbestos exposure can cause changes similar to COPD and worse.
In that case, it is called asbestosis.

In brief: Asbestosis

Asbestos exposure can cause changes similar to COPD and worse.
In that case, it is called asbestosis.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Probably not

Asbestos typically causes, pleural plaques, mesothelioma and other lung cancers.
Usually COPD is not a manifestation of asbestos exposure. COPD is associated with smoking however.

In brief: Probably not

Asbestos typically causes, pleural plaques, mesothelioma and other lung cancers.
Usually COPD is not a manifestation of asbestos exposure. COPD is associated with smoking however.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

Yes, get yourself checked! smoking is the usual cause for copd, and you are quite young to have COPD but occupational exposures can also do it.
Good luck!

In brief: Yes

Yes, get yourself checked! smoking is the usual cause for copd, and you are quite young to have COPD but occupational exposures can also do it.
Good luck!
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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