Lung Disease and Respiratory System
- Q Does flint disease affect children differently than adults?
Symptoms and complications of flint disease are similar in adults and children. Adults, specifically those who work in industrial contexts where significant amounts of stone dust pervade the air, are more likely to contract flint disease. Symptoms may... Full Answer
- Q Is flint disease serious?
Flint disease is a serious illness. Because it is a chronic, incurable disease, you will have to live with it for the rest of your life. Your daily routine may have to be altered significantly to accommodate treatment schedules and to compensate for the... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence for flint disease?
The majority of flint disease cases occur among workers in various manufacturing industries that create stone dust. According to a study conducted between 1993 and 1997, such workers accounted for 67.4 percent of cases. Manufacturing as an industry saw... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for flint disease?
There is currently no cure for flint disease. However, a number of treatment options exist to manage symptoms. These include medication, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes. Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with flint disease?
Flint disease, like other serious chronic illnesses, can take a psychological toll on you and your family. Family members and other loved ones may want to help find support outside the family. Support groups of others suffering from flint disease can... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my flint disease on a daily basis?
A formal pulmonary rehabilitation program run by an expert is a great option for managing your flint disease. These programs can be structured in different ways, but most walk you through changes in exercise, diet, and breathing techniques to help... Full Answer
- Q Can flint disease be prevented?
The only surefire way to prevent flint disease is to avoid exposure to stone dust. If you work in a profession that requires exposure to stone dust, you should wear a mask or filter that will prevent dust from being inhaled. Explore the use of abrasive... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for flint disease?
A number of lifestyle changes, most of which are recommended for everyone, not just for those with flint disease, can help to alleviate symptoms. If you smoke, find a smoking cessation program that works for you. Maintaining a healthy diet is imperative,... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for flint disease?
Although medical science has not yet found a cure for flint disease, several treatments may help improve your quality of life. The first step in treating flint disease is to eliminate exposure to stone dust. A lung lavage (washing), in which the lungs... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my flint disease symptoms?
Always report any unusual or worsening symptoms to your doctor. Your doctor should know when symptoms began or became more intrusive. Because exposure to stone dust causes flint disease but symptoms may not appear for years, be sure to tell your doctor... Full Answer