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An Overview Of Mesothelioma Pain

Root Cause of Mesothelioma Pain:

The root cause of the Mesothelioma pain is the cancer of the lining of lung and abdomen, which is attributed to the patient having had a long exposure of Asbestos. Asbestos is a natural fibrous mineral and has a multiplicity of uses in many industries such as construction process, boilers, railroad shipyards and other industries. It was widely used because of its stability and fire resistant properties even at high temperatures.

Asbestos the Monster cause of Mesothelioma Pain

But on account of it�s serious health damaging implications the manufacturing and use of asbestos is now considered as extremely hazardous. Exposure to asbestos increases the vulnerability to respiratory disorders, including a form of lung fibrosis known as Asbestosis. Inhalation of asbestos particles is also the factor causing mesothelioma cancers resulting in severe mesothelioma pain.

Mesothelioma Pain and Its Remedies:

Management of mesothelioma pain is based on different aspects such as what is causing the pain. The tumor pressing on nerves and other structures and organs around the area causes severe pain. It can also result from treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation and because of psychological reasons.

Doctors have defined mesothelioma pain as Acute, chronic and breakthrough and prescribe different types of medication for each kind. Three types of medicines are available for these pains. There are non-opioids that are non-toxic and are effective to treat the low level pain. The opioids treat moderate to severe pain. The third category is Rapid-onset opioids to treat the breakthrough or acute pain. The second and the third varieties of medicines for mesothelioma pain are narcotic in nature. Unfortunately, these the medicines in general and he narcotic medicines in particular have serious side effects and they should be taken under medical supervision.

New Techniques For Controlling Mesothelioma Pain:

With the advances in the field of health science, new techniques have been developed for managing mesothelioma pain. These new techniques do not cause any side effects on the patients. For example Neurosurgery is being used on some mesothelioma patients whereby the doctors block or alter the nerve pathways along which the pain messages are transmitted. Nerve blocks also called the Epidurals are also used to help treat the chronic pain. But the most effective way of controlling mesothelioma pain is through psychological help, counseling, body therapy and meditation.

Submitted by:

Kirsten Hawkins

Kirsten Hawkins is a asbestos and mesothelioma specialist from Nashville, TN. Visit http://www.asbestosblog.org/ for information on asbestos reform, mesothelioma lawsuit news, and more.


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