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What is Sarcoidosis?

By HERWriter Blogger July 15, 2014 - 5:50pm
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What is sarcoidosis and are there any treatments for it (natural or otherwise?)

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Hi Erin

Thanks for this post! 

Sarcoidosis may have a genetic factor and also may be caused by a bacteria. 

Sarcoidosis is where clumps of inflamed cells form and can be found in any of our organs - this is why it is considered an inflammatory disease. 

We really (as yet) don't know why this condition happens but we do know it can affect anyone, regardless of sex, age or race. 

Treatment may include:

Treatment may include:


You need regular medical and eye exams to monitor for symptoms and complications of sarcoidosis.


Drugs that may be prescribed include the following:

  • Prednisone (the main treatment) is an oral steroid used to decrease inflammation.
  • Methotrexate or azathioprine may be used for patients who do not respond to steroids.
  • Hydroxychloroquine may be used to treat skin problems.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents may be used to treat musculoskeletal symptoms.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation programs may help improve lung function.
  • Topical steroids may be advised for rashes.
  • Eye drops may be used for mild eye problems.



To help minimize your symptoms, follow these guidelines:

  • Don't smoke. If you smoke, quit.
  • Avoid exposure to dust and chemicals.
  • Notify your doctor at once if any symptoms develop or worsen.

Has this helped to explain this condition, Erin? 




July 18, 2014 - 9:58am
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