Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases: Symptoms
Asbestos-related lung diseases are diseases that develop from exposure to asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a that, at one time, was widely used in many industries.
Signs and Symptoms of Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases
The signs and symptoms of asbestos-related lung diseases vary. They depend on which disease you have and how much it has damaged your . Signs and symptoms may not appear for 10 to 40 or more years after exposure to asbestos.
If you have , you may not have any signs or symptoms. may cause pain on one side of the . Both conditions often are found with a chest x ray. These conditions may occur earlier than other asbestos-related lung diseases.
The main symptom of is shortness of breath with physical exertion. You also may have a dry and feel tired. If your doctor listens to your with a , he or she may hear a crackling sound when you breathe in.
The symptoms of may include a worsening or a cough that won’t go away, trouble breathing, ongoing pain, and up . Other symptoms of lung cancer include frequent lung infections, fatigue (tiredness), and weight loss without a known cause…