Asbestos Lung Mesothelioma


Asbestos symptoms refer to changes in the body that indicate some kind of serious diseases caused by exposure to asbestos particles.

Awareness about asbestos symptoms is important because the danger of asbestos exposure affects about 1.3 million people each year. Persons employed in the railroad, factory, shipyard, automobile, building and construction industry in the past six years are at risk of developing asbestos symptoms.

The most regrettable aspect of the asbestos-related diseases is that asbestos symptoms may lie dormant in the body for decades. This long latency period does not allow the victim or his family knows of the existence of the disease. Asbestos symptoms may appear after 20 to 50 years of exposure.

No study so far has come out with evidence to demonstrate the effects of different variables amount and duration of exposure to asbestos particles. Although individuals who have been exposed to asbestos for longer are more susceptible to asbestos-related diseases, however, there are cases in which patients developed serious disease with only a few months exposure.

When exposed to asbestos, individuals or inhale or ingest asbestos fibers. natural target of these fibers after inhalation is lungs while the ingested asbestos fibers take the route of the digestive system. Therefore, the symptoms begin to appear asbestos, whether in the lungs or digestive system. However, in some cases asbestos symptoms may appear in other organs.

Asbestos symptoms may be indicators of cancerous and non cancerous type of asbestos diseases. Asbestosis is a non-cancerous type of asbestos disease. This disease has asbestos symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain and cough. Ignorance of these symptoms can lead to serious disability or even death.

Mesothelioma is a cancerous type of asbestos disease. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs known as pleural membrane. peritoneal mesothelioma shows its effect on the lining of the organs of the abdomen known as peritoneal membrane. Shortness of breath, persistent cough, chest pain and fluid accumulation in the lungs are some symptoms of pleural mesothelioma. Asbestos symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are weight loss, nausea, difficulty in bowel movements, foot swelling, anemia and accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. In rare cases, fever and night sweats may also occur as symptoms of asbestos.

People who suffer from symptoms of asbestos can file lawsuits against individuals and organizations for causing asbestos exposure. These asbestos claims can help victims of the symptoms of asbestos to recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, pain and psychological suffering.