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Sarcoidosis Weight Gain
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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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Unrelated: These two things are not related to each other in any reliable predictable way. ...Read more
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
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