Living with Asbestos-Related Illness: A Self-Care Guide

This guide will help you understand the illnesses asbestos may cause and how The most common asbestos-related illnesses are lung cancer, mesothelioma

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Contents:

  • About this Guide…3
  • Asbestos Exposure and Health…3
  • First Steps…3
  • Asbestos-Related Illnesses …4
  • Lung cancer…4
  • Mesothelioma …5
  • Asbestosis…5
  • Treating Asbestos-Related Illness…6
  • Taking Care of Yourself …6
  • Food, Rest, and Exercise…6
  • Cleanliness…6
  • Annual Shots…7
  • Keeping a diary…7
  • Avoiding Bad Air…7
  • Productive Coughing…7
  • Avoiding Smoke …7
  • Respiratory Therapies…8
  • Breathing Techniques …8
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation …9
  • Your Doctor is Your Health Partner… 10
  • Travel… 11
  • Oxygen Use … 11
  • Traveling With Oxygen Locally … 11
  • Planning a Longer Trip … 11
  • Traveling by Bus … 12
  • Traveling by Train … 12
  • Traveling by Ship… 12
  • Traveling by Plane … 13
  • Lodging… 13
  • Conclusion … 13
  • Resources… 14

 

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