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Will Sarcoidosis Affect My Sex Life
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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
Hi I have sarcoidosis of the lungs and lymph nodes is it inevitable that you are going to die younger or can you live a long healthy life with it?
Not a death sentence: You can libe a long time you need appropriate evaluation and treatment. As you know there can be serious involvement internally but it doesn't sound like that's the case with you. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multi organ: Can affect many organs, most common is some effect on lung capacity. Can also effect vision. Mainstay has been steroids but many doctors are turning to some type of immune modulator and some to some of the classic big gun arthritic medications in resistant cases or to be steroid sparing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other way: Pregnancy can precipitate a sarcoidosis flare. In more than 60% of the cases however, sarcoidosis severity will remain unchanged, or even improve during pregnancy. Certain medications used to treat sarcoidosis are not safe during pregnancy, others increase your blood sugar and thus the risk of complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not predictable: This disease occurs spontaneously, but higher incidence if you have a relative with it, or if black or scandinavian background. Often involves lung and lymph nodes but may affect many other organs including eyes, skin and kidney. Mild diseases may resolve spontaneously, but some require specific treatment depending on extent and location. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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