Asbestos Poisoning

Below you will find more information about Asbestos Poisoning from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Asbestos Poisoning it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Asbestos Poisoning and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Asbestos Poisoning comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.


Asbestos Poisoning is a medical condition whereby the person is poisoned because of too much exposure or even ingestion of asbestos fibers. It may later on cause asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.


Diagnosis includes undergoing several tests such as blood tests and urinalysis.


Treatment for Asbestos Poisoning focus more on the symptoms as they manifest and includes relieving respiratory symptoms such as undergoing chest physiotherapy techniques and aerosol therapy fluid intake. Administration of diuretics, cardiac glycosides and salt restrictions may also be used to treat the effects of the asbestos poisoning.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of Asbestos Poisoning includes respiratory problems.


Asbestos Poisoning is caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which penetrates bronchioles and alveolar walls. Person working in construction industries, fireproofing,textile industries and those industries where there is production of paints, plastics and brakes as more prone to asbestor poisoning.

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