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.
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