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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. Adam Lewis
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Will sarcoidosis affect my pregnancy?

Will sarcoidosis affect my pregnancy?

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 more

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I survived sarcoidosis with full löfgren syn. (+also heart, eye& neuro problems). No steroids, went into remission. How possible that it'll back after pregnancy? Sometimes light ana, low. C3

Great: It is excellent that your pregnancy went well. Sarcoidosis and its various syndrome can be recurrent. With regard to the eyes individuals should look out for dry eye symptoms, blurred vision, redness or light sensitivity. If these occur, seeing your eye doctor as soon as possible will avoid complications. ...Read more

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Since the gastric sleeve can cause complication with a sarcoidosis patient. Is the gastric bypass better to have done with sarcoidosis?

sleeve ; sarcoidosis: Neither one (bypass or sleeve) is better than the other with respect to sarcoidosis. Studies have shown that people on immunosuppressive therapy can safely undergo either operation. I would just decide which operation is best for you. In a healthy ; moderately obese person, either operation is fine. If you have gerd, diabetes, or have a bmi over 50, bypass is preferred. ...Read more

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Can sarcoidosis cause raynauds?

Can sarcoidosis cause raynauds?

Yes: Yes - it can be associated with Raynaud's - not cause it. ...Read more

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Could sarcoidosis cause constant sweet taste in mouth?

Could sarcoidosis cause constant sweet taste in mouth?

Sweet taste: Constant sweet taste in your mouth, is possible if you have taste impairment. It means there’s a problem with your ability to taste. Nasal infection, cold, or flu. Vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency, swollen gums, certain medications you are taking, a side effect of smoking pipes, exposure to some chemicals etc. Sarcoidosis usually causes metallic taste. ...Read more

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What causes severe bleeding in the bladder of patients with sarcoidosis?

What causes severe bleeding in the bladder of patients with sarcoidosis?

Inflammation : This can be caused by inflammation of the bowel wall, a bleeding problem or low platelet count which could be caused by sarcoid or a kidney problem. To tell these apart you will require an evaluation by a physician as well as some simple tests. ...Read more

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Could sarcoidosis be caused from inhaling chemicals from concrete and cement.?

Could sarcoidosis be caused from inhaling chemicals from concrete and cement.?

No: Sarcoidosis is an immune mediated disease causing granule as in the lungs and potentially in other areas of the body. Inhalation of chemicals or concrete dust can cause other forms of lung disease but not sarcoidosis. ...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