What is asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a lung or pulmonary disease.

How do you get asbestosis?

Exposure to high levels of asbestos over long periods of time can cause asbestosis.

What are symptoms of asbestosis?

People with asbestosis may experience the following symptoms:

  • Slow advancement of shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Tension in the chest
  • Difficulty walking far distances or up stairs

Next Steps


Proper diagnosis of asbestosis can be done by chest x-rays, clinical tests, identifying the patient’s symptoms and an evaluation of how the patient was exposed to asbestos. Treatment consists of helping easing and softening the symptoms and slowing down the advancement of the disease.
More info about treatment.

Are you concerned about your asbestos exposure?

Early detection is key. Schedule regular check ups and doctor visits. Contact us today and we will get you in touch with the professional that can help you the most.
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