Information On Asbestos And How It Affects Individuals

The asbestos fibers are extremely tiny but is very sharp, unfortunately the immune system of the individuals cannot fight or even remove these particles from the health system. Going by what research has to say, the harmful effects of asbestos takes approximately 10 to 15 years for the symptoms to manifest. However, the symptoms are detected but they are often misunderstood as the symptoms of some other not so serious health problems. Let us check the harmful effects that asbestos can have in an individual’s body.

  • Lungs – One of the most common passages for the asbestos to enter the human body is through the help of lungs by inhalation. Necessary precautions need to be taken because asbestos inhalation can give rise to cancerous as well as non-cancerous diseases. One of the initial symptoms of asbestos affecting the lungs is shortness of breath. This symptom gradually increases with time when people find breathing extremely difficult even when they are resting. The capacity of the lungs are also reduced so much so that performing the normal daily task gets difficult for you.
  • Heart – With the reduction in the capacity of the lungs, the heart needs to work harder in order to pump in as much oxygen as possible in order to make up for the lungs. This extra pressure on the heart is again a problem that is difficult to cope with. Continuous extra pressure on the heart can lead to its failure resulting in heart attack. Pericardial mesothelioma is a type of cancer for the protective sac that is around the heart. Due to this type of cancer, tumors start forming and fluids start building near the heart and all this causes palpitation, extreme pain and irregular beating of the heart.
  • Extreme Pain – Mesothelioma is often associated with extreme pain. There are many ways through which the mesothelioma creates the scope for pain. The tumors surrounding the internal organs put a constant pressure on the organs as well as the bones, giving scope to a lot of pain. With time, the pain gets on to the patients and eventually becomes the most difficult thing to deal with. Even in case of treatment, the process of pain management takes up a large part of the treatment.

If you wish to avoid all these problems, then get in a team of professionals who can properly conduct an asbestos air monitoring session in your workplace region.