Asbestosis is a lung disease caused by asbestos fibers that are trapped in the inner layers of the lungs. Not to be confused with mesothelioma, asbestosis is not a type of cancer and requires different treatments and palliative care.
In the beginning stages of asbestosis, scar tissue forms in the lungs. This is called “fibrosis.” This scar tissue then builds-up over time and reduces the lung’s ability to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide. This impairment of lung function can sometimes add extra strain the heart, and it can even cause heart disease.
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