Occupational Lung Disease is a term used to describe all those lung related ailments and illnesses that are caused due to inhaling of dust, chemical and proteins in the normal course of everyday work. The severity of the disease and the symptoms experienced is based on the kind of material inhaled as well as the duration of exposure to the material. Typically, there is persistent cough and chest pain along with hoarseness in voice.
HOW IS OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition will be carried out by the pulmonologist with the help of various tests including the pulmonary function test, an examination of the airways, as well as biochemical and cellular studies of the affected areas.
HOW IS OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASE TREATED?
The treatment of the condition will include various kinds of medication depending on the exact condition and the affected area. Nasal decongestants as well as other medicines will be prescribed depending on the spread and type of the condition. The doctor will also take the health of the patient into consideration along with age while prescribing the medicines.
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The doctor may also measure the respiratory exchange functions in the lungs for effective diagnosis.