The most common symptoms of asbestosis are:
- Progressive breathlessness
- Less common symptoms of asbestosis are:-
- Blood in the sputum
- Swelling in the neck or face
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Finger clubbing – a rounded drumstick deformity of the fingertips can be caused by inadequate ventilation to the extremities.
The symptoms and severity of symptoms vary significantly from individual to individual. Asbestosis initially affects the respiratory system yet it can set in motion a number of conditions throughout the body.