Symptoms of asbestos exposure include asbestosis hemoptysis
The signs and symptoms of asbestosis are non-specific, and often show up many years after the asbestos exposure has ended. This is why it is difficult to diagnose any asbestos-related diseases early on, including hemoptysis.
Since asbestosis is a chronic progressive disease, the symptoms will generally get worse after they start. Fortunately, the disease progresses slowly giving your doctor time to catch it.
Asbestosis has been called a mono-symptomatic disease because the earliest, most consistently reported, and most distressing symptom is shortness of breath, which has a slow and sinister development. The shortness of breath initially experienced will progressively get worse with time.
Besides shortness of breath, other symptoms have been reported, such as: a persistent and productive cough; chest tightness; chest pain; restless sleep; Hemoptysis (coughing up of blood); fatigue; and appetite loss.
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