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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

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...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?

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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Hello I've been diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. Is it common to loose weight with this diease?

Hello I've been diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. Is it common to loose weight with this diease?

Sarcoidosis: I understand your distress.
Symptoms of Sarcoidosis can be-loss of appetite and weight loss.
At age 42, stresses and medical illness can cause Depression with loss of weight.
See Pulmonologist for Assessment and Treatment
See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for coping with stresses and to improve functioning.
Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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Dear dr, I am taking prednisone for my sarcoidosis in my eyes and my shoulder but now I put on weight is there any other tablet our their?

Dear dr, I am taking prednisone for my sarcoidosis in my eyes and my shoulder but now I put on weight is there any other tablet our their?

NO: There's no substitute for Prednisone and yes, weight gain is a known side effect. The side effects are dose related. Your doctor can help you taper to the smallest effective dose and that may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis and I would be undergoing a weight loss surgery. The bariatric doctor suggests gastric bypass and irequested for gastric sleeve. Which one is better?

About the same: While there more data on the gastric bypass, more recent data suggest similar benefits in terms of weight loss and improvement in glucose metabolism with the sleeve. What is more important us the degree of proficiency the operating doctor has with the procedure. ...Read more

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A relative has sarcoidosis. How can I help?

2nd opinion: Always obtain a second opinion.

You want to feel comfortable. ...Read more

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Should I be on a special diet with sarcoidosis?

Should I be on a special diet with sarcoidosis?

Possibly: Although there is no specific diet for patients with sarcoidosis, as with any other illness that involves abnormal immune system functioning. Some patients with autoimmume illnesses find they feel better if they avoid gluten and milk. Gluten and milk protein (casein) are highly immumoreactive (generate an autoimmume reaction in the gut that ultimately effects the reat of the body. ...Read more

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Is there any new information about sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis.: Yes there is. You can obtain this by using google or a site like medscape. ...Read more

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Need to know if I can possibly have sarcoidosis?

See a doctor: Then see a doctor and get your symptoms evaluated. Since you list no specifics no one can give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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What is your experience with sarcoidosis recovery?

Quite variable: In caucasions most people recover with or without treatment (90%). In blacks and asians the disease tends to be more severe and resistant to treatment. Most patients do well with steroids; some require more immunosuppressive therapy which has more risk. Some require no treatment at all. As a specialist I tend to see the worst patients which sometimes colors my expectations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if sarcoidosis is left untreated?

Could you tell me what happens if sarcoidosis is left untreated?

40 % gamble: You probably heard that around 60% of sarcoid cases will resolve without treatment.
There are many forms of sarcoid, some very serious. Work with a medical professional in making your decision. ...Read more

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What is the latest results noted in the study of causes of sarcoidosis?

Nobody knows: Reason is unclear.

We will win the nobel prize once we find the reason for sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between sarcoidosis and cardiomyopathy?

Is there a relation between sarcoidosis and cardiomyopathy?

Sarcoidosis: Non-cardiac sarcoidosis doesn't cause cardiomyopathy. But if you have cardiac sarcoidosis it could manifest as cardiomyopathy. It is a kind of infiltrative cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Is sarcoidosis a type of cancer?

Is sarcoidosis a type of cancer?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is not considered a cancer. It is a disease of unknown etiology. It can be described as a non-casesating granulomatous disease. It is difficult to diagnose. It was thought that having sarcoid increased a patient's chance of cancer, esp. Lymphoma, but several recent articles dispute this claim. The absolute diagnosis is made by biopsy of a nodule, possibly in the lung region. Etc.... ...Read more

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What is respiratory sarcoidosis?

What is respiratory sarcoidosis?

Sarcoid of the lung!: Pulmonary sarcoidosis, frequently mild, but potentially severe, is sometimes called respiratory sarcoid, but this is an archaic term. Diagnoses by clinical hx, chest x-rays, and sometimes needing a biopsy. You should be under the care of someone in rheumatology or pulmonology. Sarcoid is an auto immune disease which caues characteristic granulomata! ...Read more

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Will sarcoidosis affect my sex life?

Will sarcoidosis affect my sex life?

Not likely: If your sarcoid is flared up causing lung impairment you may have difficulty exerting yourself. Other than shortness of breath or fatigue I would not expect much impact. ...Read more

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What does sarcoidosis rash look like?

What does sarcoidosis rash look like?

Raised bumps: It can look differently in different locations. It is raised, smooth and with pressure can show a yellowish inside. A biopsy clarifies the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A 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