Leaders Treating Asbestos Exposure-related Diseases
Norton Pulmonary Specialists is a leader in treating lung diseases related to asbestos exposure for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Pulmonary Specialists have the experience and training to provide a precise diagnosis for asbestos exposure-related diseases and develop a customized treatment plan.
Asbestos exposure can lead to conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mesothelioma. That’s why it’s important to work with specialists who have experience providing comprehensive testing and treatment for pulmonary diseases.
Norton Pulmonary Specialists physicians work together as a team to collaborate on your case. They also work with specialists across Norton Healthcare to collect viewpoints when necessary. Whether you need symptom management or aggressive treatment for cancer, we have the resources to give you comprehensive treatment.
Asbestos Exposure Symptoms
Asbestos exposure symptoms include:
- Dry cough or wheezing
- Chest pain or tightness
- Crackling sound when breathing
- Fluid in the space surrounding a lung
- Pleural plaques — deposits of thick fibrous tissue
- Pleural thickening
- Shortness of breath
Diagnostic tests include chest X-rays and a computed tomography (CT) scan to detect any pleural plaques. Pleural plaques are benign and usually show up decades after exposure.
A pulmonary function test, such as spirometry, shows how well your lungs inhale and exhale.