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Helping Those with Asbestosis - The American Thoracic Society



Individuals with asbestos related diseases can get valuable information on asbestos from the American Thoracic Society, a non-profit health organization that operates internationally. This health organization supports research and provides information on a wide range of pulmonary diseases around the globe.

The American Thoracic Society also keeps a valuable library of research results, formal studies and trend reports on all manner of lung related diseases and their symptoms that are available on the Web for both patients and health care professionals. One of the best ways to handle your illness is to understand asbestosis and the American Thoracic Society is an excellent source of information through their website www.thoracic.org

Education for Family Members

It is essential that family members and loved ones understand how to make patients with asbestosis comfortable and assist in their treatment. Publications about asbestosis by the American Thoracic Society outline key steps everyone should know. One publication, Living with and Caring for Persons with Chronic Lung Disease, should be read by everyone who suffers from a chronic lung ailment such as asbestosis. It provides information on how to handle chronic and acute phases of lung disease, how to handle the stress of illness and what to expect as symptoms progress. This guide covers many lung diseases as well as asbestosis that the American Thoracic Society recognizes as causing breathing difficulty and shortness of breath.

Asbestosis and the American Thoracic Society Conference

Research into asbestosis and other lung ailments is fostered by the American Thoracic Society in part through their Annual International Conference. At this event, hundreds of speakers and hundreds of sessions all focus on sharing information on advancements in the area of pulmonary disease. It is at events such as this that many doctors, hospitals and clinics learn about the latest cutting-edge treatments for diseases such as asbestosis. The Conference also helps raise awareness and additional research funding for the future.

If you want more information on coping with asbestosis, the American Thoracic Society is one of the best information sources available.

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