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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis

The disease in which there is formation of inflammatory granulomas occur in your body. Most common site involved by sarcoidosis is lungs, lymph nodes, heart, skin, and eyes. The exact treatment for this disease in not available yet but many treatment options are present to reduce the symptoms and prevent the complications.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms depend upon the organ which is involved in disease. Following symptoms are present in all cases of sarcoidosis:Sarcoidosis Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Pain and swelling in joint
  • Weight loss
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fatigue

Skin disease sarcoidosis symptoms include:

  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Lesion
  • Skin nodules

Lung’s symptoms:

Eye disease symptoms include:

  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching
  • Lacrimation
Causes

The exact cause of this disease is still unknown but many factors involved in the development of disease like genetic predisposition and certain bacterial infections.

Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnose the disease:

  • CT (Computerized Tomography) scan of chest to check the extend of disease
  • Blood test to check the complete blood count
  • Urinary analysis
  • X-ray of chest
  • ECG to check electrical activity of heart
  • Biopsy of involved tissue to rule out the malignancy
Treatment

There is no curative medicine available for this disease. Following treatment options will only reduce the symptoms of disease, treatment options include:

  • Hydroxychloroquine to skin disease
  • Corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation
  • Immunosuppressant to reduce the immune cells activity
  • TNF inhibitors
  • Surgical option includes transplant of damage organ
Lifestyle and home remedies
  • Make healthy lifestyle
  • Take medication on time
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat healthy food
  • Stay active
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