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Asbestosis Treatment

Because asbestosis is a chronic ailment that can’t be cured, any treatment plan developed by a doctor is likely to focus on preventing the disease from getting worse and easing the suffering of the person who has been diagnosed with asbestosis. Each patient that is treated for asbestosis will develop an individualized treatment plan to manage the disease effectively.

An individualized plan will be developed for each patient because not everything works equally well on every person. Some medications work better for one person than another and so a doctor is likely to try many things at first.

One of the most common components of any treatment plan is getting the patient, if he or she is a smoker, to stop smoking. Lungs that are already suffering from asbestosis do not need the added irritation or harm of cigarette smoke. They are under enough stress. Because of this, quitting smoking, when necessary, is one of the most important parts of a treatment plan.

Vaccinations will also increase in importance for people who have asbestosis. A doctor treating asbestosis patients will be likely to encourage vaccines against the flu and viral pneumonia. This is because the lungs already have a diminished capacity and so any illness that affects the respiratory system becomes much more serious. Even the common cold should be given much more attention.

High blood pressure, or pulmonary hypertension, is a common side effect of asbestosis and so many doctors will prescribe medication to control a person’s blood pressure. This medication must be monitored closely because many have side effects.

Contact an Asbestosis Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis, contact the asbestosis lawyers of Williams Hart at 1-800-781-3955 to discuss the legal options for paying for the medical care and to determine if there is a case.

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