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Alternative / complementary treatment of asbestosis

Asbestosis has no cure, so alternative/complementary strategies can only treat the symptoms and help to strengthen the immune system to prevent worsening of symptoms.


There are a few herbs which have immune system stimulating effects and others which help reduce lung inflammation symptoms:


There are a few vitamins which may help the immune system function better:


There are a few antioxidant vitamins which help the immune system function better:


Other nutrients

There are a number of other nutrients which may help to reduce symptoms:

Dietary modifications

There are a number of dietary modifications that can be used to help reduce asbestosis symptoms:

Lifestyle modifications

There are some lifestyle modifications that can be implemented to reduce symptoms:

Alternative treatments

Always ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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  Last reviewed: 27 October 2007 || Last updated: 15 March 2009


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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