How Asbestos Affects the Body Asbestos is a mineral that has many used in the prevention of construction, insulation and fire due to the excellent resistance and fire resistant properties. Yet, a few decades ago the medical report released alarming showed a strong relationship between exposure to asbestos and lung diseases, like cancer asbestosis, lung and mesothelioma. Proceed reading to learn how asbestos influences the body, found the the primary symptom of exposure to asbestos, and reviewing some of treatments for asbestos- related diseases. asbestosis Asbestos reason is the excellent construction and insulation materials are located on the physical structure of asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers consisting of millions of microscopic molecules are short and extremely slim. While these attributes make asbestos a very durable, they also meant that asbestos fibers can into air and respirable by humans. After the lungs, asbestos fibers possible be logged in the lungs or the lining of the lungs. If asbestos fibers still in the lungs, they often cause various changes, one of which is a disease of asbestosis. These conditions led to the development of scar tissue in the lungs and pleura. Consequently, breathing becomes harder, and the body lacks oxygen. the primary symptoms of asbestosis is shortness of breath, cough, chest pain and non-specific. lung cancer Exposure to asbestos has also been associated with lung cancer incidence. This disease causes growth of malignant tumors in the lung. If lung cancer is not diagnosed early, it can spread (metastasize) to the surrounding organs, finally causes death. Yet, if lung cancer is detected at an early stage, some of treatments may be administered to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. Often, the most effective treatment approach combining chemotherapy, radiation, and surgical excision of the cancer cells. pleural mesothelioma The most serious condition due by exposure to asbestos pleural mesothelioma cancers. Unlike lung cancer, mesothelioma cancer influence lining surrounding lungs. Sometimes, mesothelioma cancer can also develop on the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) or the pericardium (pericardial mesothelioma cancers). Sadly, mesothelioma often do not generate any symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. This is why the majority of mesothelioma victims succumb to this condition within a year of their diagnosis. Yet, new treatments are being developed to extend the life expectancy of mesothelioma patients and eventually find a cure for this debilitating condition. Consult with trained medical professional to learn more about the consequences of asbestos exposure, including disease asbestosis, mesothelioma cancer, mesothelioma and cancer of life expectancy pericardial mesothelioma victims.
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