Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects one or more organs in the body, most notably the lungs. Abnormal nodules, known as granulomas, form inside of the organs, which in time may change their structure and function. Though these effects are known, researchers are still uncertain about what causes the condition and, as a result, there is no cure. Most of the common treatments for sarcoidosis involve taking care of your body with good health practices and additional medical assistance when needed.
Because no one knows the cause of sarcoidosis, doctors recommend those with the condition attend regular doctor visits to keep symptoms in check. The doctor may run tests such as x-rays, blood tests, and respiratory tests. If pain develops in the muscles or joints, further action may be taken.
Receive updates on the latest news and alerts straight to your inbox.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.