Asbestosis may not become symptomatic for decades after exposure to asbestos. This may have been in the mining industry but also in construction, as asbestos was long used as a flame-retardant until the dangers the mineral fiber can present to our health, including asbestosis and lung cancer as well, became clear.
Symptoms of asbestosis include breathing issues and a tightness in the chest, persistent cough, and a loss of lung capacity.
Natural Cures: Stopping smoking is critical. Physical therapy may also help. Supplemental oxygen may be advised, and a nebulized therapy to reduce secretion buildup or otherwise repair lung tissue may help.