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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcoholic beverages affect my sarcoidosis?

YES: Alcohol affects everything. It is a toxin. You have t decide if it is worth the risk and this will be determined by the severity of your disease. It will also affect the metabolism and affect of any medications you may be taking. Safest course is to not drink it. The more severe your sarcoid or more meds you take the greater your risk. ...Read more

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Should a person with sarcadodis drink alcohol?

Should a person with sarcadodis drink alcohol?

Question: If a person has sarcoid and if they have gastrointestinal involvement (clinically evident GI involvement occurs in less than 1% of sarcoidosis), then liver involvement is probable. Have your GGT and alkaline phosphotase checked. If normal, less danger w/ moderate alcohol. The main thing is to determine extent of sarcoid involvement so it doesn't dominate your social, sex, work life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is kombucha drink related to sarcoidosis disease?

Kombucha: There appears no good evidence that kombucha is good for anything but is good to be avoided. It has some relationship to molds but i can find no literature relating kombucha to sarcoid. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol ok.In what quantity.

Is drinking alcohol ok.In what quantity.

Unaswerable: You do realize that we are really physicians here. Medicine has little to say about alcohol use unless it is being abused or causing damage to one's health. I believe that unless you have health consequences to your drinking then drinking rarely and slowly is a good piece of advise to remember. Moderation in all things. ...Read more

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Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more

Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

Sarcoidosis is a medical condition in which nodules form in various organs including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more