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Sarcoidosis - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Saracoidosis?

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease, whereby clumps of inflammatory cells or granulomas, form in various organs. This disease is often triggered by the patient’s body’s immune system, when it responds to foreign bodies like chemicals, bacteria and viruses.

The places which are mostly affected by sarcoidosis are:

  • Lungs
  • Lymph nodes
  • Eyes
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Skin
  • Heart and
  • Brain

Although the exact reason for developing this disease is still unknown, but it is assumed that gender, race and genetics can enhance the risk of getting affected with this disease. For it has been found that women are more at risk of developing this malady. People of African-American origin are also mostly affected by sarcoidosis. Apart from this, people with family history of sarcoidosis have a significant higher ris of getting this disease.

Diagnosos and Symptoms :

Although the exact reason for developing this disease is still unknown, but it is assumed that gender, race and genetics can enhance the risk of getting affected with this disease. For it has been found that women are more at risk of developing this malady. People of African-American origin are also mostly affected by sarcoidosis. Apart from this, people with family history of sarcoidosis have a significant higher ris of getting this disease.

This disease rarely occurs in children. Symptoms of sarcoidosis usually appear in people who are in between 20 to 40 years of age.For diagnosis of this ailment doctors first performs a physical check on the patients. Medical practitioners check for rash or skin bumps, looks for swollen lymph nodes, checks for enlarged sleep or liver and listen to the sounds of the patient’s heart and lungs.

Based on the findings of the above mentioned diagnostics the doctor may ask for additional diagnostic tests such as a chest X-ray for finding signs of swollen lymph nodes and granulomas inside the body. At times CT scan of the chest is also done to find the cross-sectional pictures of the chest. Often LFT (Lung Function Test) is recommended to the patients for determining whether this disease has affected the patient’s lung capacity. Blood tests are also done for the patients to check the condition of the kidney and the liver.

Cure :

There is no cure for this disease as of date. However, it has also been noticed that at times symptoms of sarcoidosis often improves even without any treatment. If needed doctors does prescribe anti-inflammatory medications for sarcoidosis patients. These medicines generally consists of anti-rejection medications and corticosteroid medicines that helps to reduce the inflammations. Although most people diagnosed with sarcoidosis do not experience any major complications, however, if this illness persists for a long time and becomes a chronic condition it can develop complications. It has been seen that patients affected with chronic sarcoidosis later on in their life develop lung infections, have abnormal heart beat, find difficulty in conceiving, have kidney failure or have facial paralysis. Eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma are also common with sarcoidosis patients.

Can't be cured, but treatment helps Require medical diagnosis Lab test required Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Symptoms
Abnormal swelling on the body. Fever associated with fatigue and weight loss. Joint pains and nosebleeds. Burning sensation in the eyes. Hair loss and skin sores.

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Sir I want to know about the disease called sarcoidosis. Is it possible to get out from it? what kind of precautions and medicines I can take?

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