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Tests for Asbestosis

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Respiratory System Examination
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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Thoracic Gas Volume
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Asbestosis

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Between the lungs and the chest wall there is a small space called the pleural space. This space typically contains approximately four teaspoons of fluid. Certain c...  More
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Asbestosis

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A lung transplant is surgery that replaces a diseased or failing lung with a healthy, donor lung. According to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation N...  More
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Self Care for Asbestosis

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Eliminate Exposure to Asbestos
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