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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.. .

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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


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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.

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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.

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

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.

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What happend if I refused to take any meds for my sarcoidosis? It will gets worst? Or will be the same? I really don't want to take anything.

Can not comment: We can not comment without knowing details of your condition.Sarcoidosis can be asymptomatic to affecting one or more bodily organs. If your doctors have prescribed the meds, and you did not say what meds have been prescribed by not following your doctors treatment you are taking a big risk and it can do serious damage to your body so talk to your doctors and follow their advice.

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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.. .

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How can we treat sarcoidosis?

How can we treat sarcoidosis?

There are: There are a variety of immunosuppressive treatments to treat sarcoidosis, but Prednisone is the mainstay of therapy.

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How do you end up with sarcoidosis?

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.

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What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp.

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Is exercise good for my sarcoidosis?

Probably yes: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease with unknown cause some of time the lungs are affected negatively a lung specialist would evaluate you and determine the extent of your lung involvement. Also, in some rare cases there can be heart involvement-perhaps irregular heart beats. A cardiologist would need to evaluate you in that case if you are affected by aches, pains and given the o-k--exercise helps.

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What arre the symptoms of sarcoidosis?

Variable: They can range from being asymptomatic to cough, bloody cough, headache, GI problems, visual problems, arthritis, the list goe on.

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When is sarcoidosis considered serious?

Sarcoidosis: Having the diagnosis is serious. If it involves the heart or other vital organ it gets more serious

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Do you know anything about sarcoidosis?

Do you know anything about sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: The answer to your question is too long to fit in the space allowed. For more information on sarcoidosis go to this link that will give you plenty of information: http://www. Webmd. Com/lung/arthritis-sarcoidosis.

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How do you know if you have sarcoidosis?

Everyone different: Sarcoid can have many different manifestations. Characteristically you can have some of the follwoing: swollen lymph nodes, rashes, lung spots, eye changes, liver changes, skin rashes, etc. Each person is different and the diagnosis is made depending where the granulomas (the sarcoid biopsy inflammatory change) are found and if there is no other cause found. Your doctor can guide you here.

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If u have sarcoidosis should u mushrooms?

No problem.: I know of no problem mushrooms, assuming they are not poisonous.

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A relative has sarcoidosis. How can I help?

2nd opinion: Always obtain a second opinion. You want to feel comfortable.

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If I relocate, will it affect my sarcoidosis?

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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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.

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