Asbestosis disease responds to treatments, but can not be cured
Asbestosis treatments are designed to improve a patient’s breathing, prevent infection and, in general, reduce the severity of symptoms.
April 2, 2010 – Asbestosis is a disease of the lungs brought on by occupational asbestos exposure. Like other asbestos-related diseases (such as mesothelioma), there is no cure for asbestosis. Medical treatments are limited to:
- Helping patients breathe more easily;
- Preventing respiratory infections; and,
- Controlling complications.
What is abestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic progressive disease caused by asbestos exposure, usually through work-site inhalation of airborne asbestos fibers. Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath, coughing, and painful breathing.
Three treatments for asbestosis
The three main types of treatments for asbestosis include:
- Surgical treatments (removal of lung fluid);
- Drugs (pain medication and antibiotics);
- Alternative treatments (Homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medications).
None of these asbestosis treatments can repair the damage caused by the infiltration of asbestos fibers into the lungs.
Asbestosis treatments are designed to improve breathing, prevent infection and, in general, reduce the severity of symptoms caused by asbestos-related lung tissue damage.
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