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Asbestosis is a respiratory disease caused

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Asbestosis is a respiratory disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.


Causes, incidence, and risk Factors
 Inhaling asbestos fibers can scar tissue (fibrosis) leading to the pulmonary form. Unable to collect Scarred lung tissue does not expand and contract normally, and gas exchange.

The severity of the disease depends on the length of the person exposed to asbestos and breathe in the crowd. Often, symptoms and pulmonary fibrosis does not seem to know and not noticed for a period of 20 years or more after exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos fibers were used widely in construction before 1975. Asbestos Asbestos is a production of uranium mines and industries, fire protection and other industries. In families of asbestos workers, exposure can also occur from particles brought in the clothes of the worker.
 Diseases of asbestos include pleural plaques (calcification), malignant mesothelioma, and pleural effusion. May 20 Develop Mesothelioma - 40 years after exposure. Today, workers are less likely to develop asbestos diseases because of government regulations.

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing the disease.

Symptoms
Chest pain
Cough
Shortness of breath on exertion (slowly gets worse over time)
Tightness in the chest
Possible additional symptoms include the following:

Nail abnormalities
Clubbing of fingers





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