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Asbestosis Treatments

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral that causes numerous serious health problems when inhaled. Asbestos fibers become lodged in the lungs and the body cannot eject them once they have become embedded in the lining of the lungs. Because asbestos cannot be broken down inside a person’s lungs, scar tissue forms around it. This scarring of the lung tissue continues to progress over time, and the associated medical condition is known as asbestosis.

Asbestos-related illnesses often do not show symptoms for years until they strike swiftly and suddenly. If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center can provide you with information about your legal and treatment options. Please fill out our contact form with your concerns.

Treatments for Asbestosis

There is no way to cure asbestosis, but it can be treated. Asbestosis treatments are primarily directed toward relieving pain and clearing the lungs. Asbestosis causes the lungs to secrete fluids that make it difficult to breathe. Asbestosis treatments include:

  • Bronchodilators
  • Humidifiers
  • Chest Percussion
  • Physical Therapy
  • Bronchial Drainage

Minor discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Asbestosis is an incurable condition, but it can be managed.

Contact Us

If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, it is important to be proactive with your health as you are at a heightened risk of developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. For assistance in this trying time, please feel free to rely on the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center. We also have resources to help you find legal representation if appropriate. Please fill out our contact form for more information.

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