The Most Common Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure

Regular exposure to asbestos will dramatically increase a person’s chance of developing an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. In this video from ehowhealth from 2009, a nurse and respiratory care practitioner talks about some of the common symptoms patients with asbestos-related diseases experience.

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She explains that the most commonly presented symptoms are shortness of breath, chest pain, and a chronic cough, and that patients with asbestos-related diseases will usually perform badly in lung function tests. Doctors will take a thorough medical history and ask questions about their work life, as many shipbuilders, factory and construction workers, and mechanics will likely have come into regular contact with asbestos.

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