Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The warning signs of asbestosis

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

This 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

Inhaled 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

Once 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

The 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.

If 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.

Moreover, 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.

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