Occupational Lung Diseases Treatment Specialist in Aventura, FL
Occupational lung diseases are lung problems that are made worse in certain work environments. Dr. Luis Mesa MD and Our team of friendly medical professionals would love to answer any of your questions and schedule you in with our pulmonary expert right away. Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 21110 Biscayne BLVD ST 405 Aventura, FL 33180.
Table of Contents:
What is occupational lung disease?
What are the most common occupational lung diseases?
What are the causes of occupational lung diseases?
What is the difference between an occupational disease and a work-related disease?
Here at the offices of Dr. Luis Mesa, our team of medical experts is dedicated to providing high quality pulmonary and sleep services to the community of Aventura, FL. Our board certified physician has specialty training in general pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, internal medicine, and critical care medicine. We proudly provide a wide variety of essential services including sleep apnea treatment, asthma care, TB treatment, pulmonary hypertension care, and much more. One reason you may need to seek professional health care from a pulmonologist is because of occupational lung disease. Here is everything you may want to know about how our occupational lung diseases treatment specialist in Aventura, FL can treat you!
Occupational lung disease is a condition of the lungs that occurs because of your work environment. It is often caused because of certain irritants in the workplace. Long-term exposure to harmful substances such as exhaust, chemicals, fire, dust, or fibers can lead to the development of occupational lung disease. Some of the most common symptoms of an occupational lung disease include shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing, chest tightness, or abnormal breathing patterns. These symptoms can be triggered or worsened when you’re at work.
The most common occupational lung diseases include:
• Work-Related Asthma
Work-related asthma is most often caused by irritants such as fumes, dust, pet dander, vapors, or gasses that trigger an inflammatory response. These substances can make you experience symptoms of asthma including wheezing and coughing.
• Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
This type of occupational lung disease is an allergic lung disease. Inflammation can occur in the lungs when substances such as bacteria, spores, fungus, or chemicals cause an allergic reaction.
With long-term exposure, tiny fibers called asbestos fibers can cause scarring in the lungs. These types of harmful fibers can be found in wall insulation, roofing shingles, vinyl floor tiles, and textured paint.
Silicosis is a chronic lung condition caused by inhaling something called airborne crystalline silica, a dust found in foundries, blasting operations, and mines. This dust causes scarring in the lungs and greatly increases your risk for developing serious lung diseases.
• Brown Lung Disease
Brown lung disease, otherwise known as byssinosis, is a lung disease caused by inhaling hemp, cotton, or flax processing. This occupational lung disease occurs most often in textile workers.
• Black Lung Disease
Black lung disease, also referred to as coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, develops most often in those who work in an environment with coal. This type of occupational lung disease causes scarring and inflammation.
Some of the most common causes of occupational lung disease include the following:
Occupational diseases develop due to harmful irritants and substances in your workplace environment. They occur only because of workplace factors and often worsen overtime because of prolonged exposure. A work-related disease is an illness that develops because of a factor outside of the workplace but may worsen because of workplace factors. Common work-related conditions include stress, repetitive strain injuries, and falling.
For further information about occupational lung disease treatment at Dr. Luis Mesa, please reach out to our friendly front desk. Our team of friendly medical professionals would love to answer any of your questions and schedule you in with our pulmonary expert right away. We deeply value the importance of providing compassionate, patient-oriented care and are happy to provide advanced pulmonary services to our community. If you have any additional questions about how our occupational lung disease treatment specialist in Aventura, FL can help you, please give us a call during our business hours. Dr. Luis Mesa looks forward to hearing from you soon and getting your lung health back on track! We serve patients from Aventura FL, Surfside FL, Golden Glades FL, Andover FL, Miramar FL, Hollywood FL, West Park FL, and Miami Gardens FL.
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