Asbestos symptoms are the tell tale signs that a person may be suffering from health issues that have resulted from asbestos exposure. Asbestos related diseases kill approximately 10,000 Americans per year, most of which are older males.

Asbestos Symptoms Can Lie Dormant for Decades

It is important to note that asbestos related illnesses often lie dormant for years, sometimes even decades. An individual who has developed an asbestos related illness may not know it because they have not experienced any asbestos symptoms.

Asbestos Symptoms and Related Diseases

Asbestos symptoms vary depending on the type of asbestos related disease or condition one has developed. While there are a number of different kinds of diseases that result from asbestos exposure, the most common are Asbestosis and Mesothelioma.

Asbestosis Symptoms

Asbestosis occurs when one develops scarring of the lung tissue and diminished breathing capacity after inhaling high levels of asbestos fibers.

Asbestosis Symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic cough
  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma is a form of asbestos cancer that occurs when malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs.

Mesothelioma Symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest Pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Swelling
  • Weight Loss
  • Nausea
  • Obstructed Bowels
  • Anemia
  • Fever and/or night sweats

Don’t Ignore Your Asbestos Symptoms

If you experience the symptoms listed above, don’t ignore them. Especially if you feel that you may have been susceptible to asbestos exposure in the past. More than a million people a year are subjected to unsafe amounts of asbestos in the work place.

If you believe you have been exposed to unsafe levels of asbestos or are experiencing asbestos symptoms, don’t hesitate to seek the counsel and/or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

If you have developed an adverse asbestos related condition you may be eligible to file a claim to receive compensation. Please contact mesothelioma center today for a FREE consultation with an experienced asbestos attorney.