Asbestosis is a type of fibrosis or scarring of the lungs caused by asbestos fibres which have been lodged in the lungs after inhalation. Fibrosis causes the lung to contract resulting in breathlessness.
Asbestosis particularly affects people who have breathed in substantial amounts of asbestos dust in the course of their work. It usually takes a long time to show after initial inhalation of the dust, as much as 20 or 30 years after exposure.
Once the scarring has begun, asbestosis is irreversible. Asbestosis victims can develop complications which can sometimes be fatal, such as heart disease and lung infections.
Unfortunately the damage done by asbestos cannot be reversed and there is no cure for asbestosis. However, your doctor can advise you regarding medication to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
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