The symptoms described above are fairly generic. They could be symptoms of a number of ailments, many that are far less serious in nature than asbestos disease. For that reason, it’s easy to dismiss them as being fairly trivial and to try to, ‘ride them out’.

If you or a loved one worked with asbestos or worked in the vicinity of others who did, you are likely to have inhaled asbestos dust or fibres.

Depending on the type of work you did and the duration that you worked with or near to asbestos, then should any of the aforementioned symptoms present themselves to you, it would be advisable to visit your GP to get checked over.

Tell your GP that you worked with asbestos and that you may have been exposed to it.

If the GP thinks that further tests may be necessary to establish whether you may have an asbestos illness, then you will be referred on, to visit a consultant to undergo a CT scan.