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A 33-year-old female asked:

do i need to take medication in case i am diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but don't have any symptoms?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No but you need dr.: It is essential that you establish a therapeutic relationship with a doctor usually a Pulmonary Specialist to monitor you through the years.
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
No: Asymptomatic sarcoidosis is generally not treated with medications. If treatment is required, the usual medication would be Prednisone.

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I think I might have sarcoidosis, what should I look for in selecting a doctor or treatment center?

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Is there a cure for sarcoidosis?

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Is sarcoidosis more common in certain areas in the united states?

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A 21-year-old member asked:

A relative has sarcoidosis. How can I help?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 41 years experience
Sarcoidosis help: Wow! you are so kind. Many patients with sarcoidosis have fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, sweats, skin problems, possible breathing problems, sinus problems, irregular heart beats. Some patients don't have any symptoms! but if your relative has some of the many problems with sarcoid; be supportive, actively listen, help with children, housework, getting to medical appts, --just ask.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If I relocate, will it affect my sarcoidosis?

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Emergency Medicine 7 years experience
Not likely: Sarcoidosis cause is still unknown but it has strong genetic component. It tends to occur more frequently in african americans than in caucasians, females more than males, and often starts around age 20-40. Does not seem to be linked to environment, geographic location or occupation, so moving is not likely to help.

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