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Information About Sarcoidosis

We Have to Know about the Sarcoidosis

  • Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that starts in your lungs, but in time it can affect virtually any organ in your body, including your liver, skin, heart, nervous system and eyes
  • Many people with sarcoidosis recover completely. Others have only minor symptoms. But a few people have more severe problems, including damage to their lungs or other organs

Causes of Sarcoidosis

  • Doctors believe sarcoidosis results from an abnormal immune response. But what triggers this response isn’t known

Do’s of Sarcoidosis

  • Quit smoking

Signs & Symptoms of Sarcoidosis

  • A vague feeling of discomfort and fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Small red bumps on your face, arms or buttocks, a condition more common in blacks than in whites
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Arthritis in ankles, elbows, wrists, and hands, commonly associated with bumps in the skin over your shins (erythema nodosum)
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea) and a persistent cough

Medical advice for Sarcoidosis

  • If you’re tired, have a fever, have lost weight, have shortness of breath and a cough that persists for weeks or months, or have raised skin eruptions and joint pain

Risk factors of Sarcoidosis

  • Sarcoidosis normally occurs between the ages of 20 and 40. It rarely affects children, but can occur in adults older than 50

Treatment for Sarcoidosis

  • Medications required as per consultant

Self-care for Sarcoidosis

  • Protect your lungs. To help keep your lungs healthy, don’t smoke, and avoid contact with chemicals, dust, and other irritants. Have healthy veg meals

Investigations for Sarcoidosis

  • Blood tests
  • Lung function tests
  • Bronchoscopy.