Asbestosis is a debilitating condition that requires immediate medical attention. However, due to the fact that many of the symptoms of asbestosis are associated with other respiratory problems, many sufferers do not receive the urgent medical attention that they need. To help you recognize the warning signs of asbestosis, we have created the following list of warning symptoms, for which you should be on the lookout:
1 – Shortness of breath
is one of the primary symptoms of asbestosis and occurs as a direct
result of inhaling asbestos fibres over a prolonged period of time.
These toxic fibres can constrict lung movement and can cause sufferers
to become increasingly tired and fatigued.
2 – Swelling
asbestos fibres can also induce increased blood pressure and cause
sufferers to accumulate fluid around their heart and lungs. These
symptoms present themselves as swellings around the neck and face.
3 – Bloated abdomen
a person has inhaled asbestos fibres, these toxins can disrupt the
natural processes of the body. In turn, these disruptions can lead to
fluid developing in the abdomen as well as bloating and tenderness, a
loss of appetite and gradual weight loss.
4 – Crackled breathing
inflammation and scarring of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos
fibres can prevent oxygen from efficiently entering the bloodstream.
These symptoms can develop into a dry, crackling noise which can be
heard as a person inhales.
you, your friends, family or work colleagues notice any of these
symptoms, either on their own or in conjunction with one another, then
you should contact a doctor immediately. By seeking immediate medical
attention you can receive an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms and
receive the appropriate treatment.
if you have any further questions about the symptoms of asbestosis,
about asbestos removal procedures or if you suspect that there may be
asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs) lurking within your
residential property or commercial facility, do not hesitate to contact Inspect it All today. Our team of asbestos removal specialists will be happy to discuss your concerns, via email or phone.