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Can black lung disease be cured?

There is no cure for black lung disease. Treatment focuses on addressing the symptoms of the disease and preventing its progression. People who work around coal dust should reduce or eliminate their exposure. Those who suffer from coughing or shortness of breath may benefit from medications that help alleviate these symptoms.

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How does black lung disease affect other illnesses?
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Black lung disease is not caused by any other illness, and can only develop from long-term exposure ...
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What causes black lung disease?
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Inhaled coal dust is the culprit in black lung disease, also known as coal worker's pneumoconiosis. ...
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What increases a person's risk for black lung disease?
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People who breathe in coal mine dust or graphite over several years are at risk for black lung disea...
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How do I manage black lung disease on a daily basis?
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If you are diagnosed with the simple form of black lung disease, you can expect to live a normal lif...
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