Your physician may have just referred you to visit a pulmonologist for further diagnosis or treatment related to medical conditions in the lungs. It may be at first scary to have to face such a specialist but it is imperative that your follow through with your appointments and see treatment through as recommended.
A pulmonologist treats a variety of conditions that affect the lungs. Depending on your working environment, you may be experiencing side effects or the medical consequences from your job. A pulmonologist is important for your overall health and may be essential component in your workers compensation claim.
For those working around toxic materials and other substances that are ingested in through the lungs, a myriad of diseases and health complications can arise. A common example of work-related lung diseases is the infamous black lung many miners fatality developed. For workers today, work environments may be hazardous on a daily basis and these environments may lead to dangerous asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and even lung and related cancers.
Being sent to the pulmonologist does not assure a serious health problem so you should not fear the initial visit. It is important to take matters seriously and have the necessary testing done and diagnosis established so treatment can begin as soon as possible.
If you work in an environment that has left you susceptible to lung conditions or have developed lung problems because you do not have the proper personal protective gear, you need to seek legal guidance for a workers compensation case. You can contact us toll free at 855-614-4351 or by using our online contact form. Don’t wait for treatment or for legal help.