What Is Sarcoidosis of the Lungs?

Written by: Lung Health
June 29, 2018

Sarcoidosis of the lungs is an inflammatory disease that impacts multiple organs of the body, but mainly affects the lungs and lymph glands. Sarcoidosis causes the development of masses within the lungs to form. As a result of these masses, the lungs are damaged and make getting through the day difficult and exhausting.

Sarcoidosis Causes

Sarcoidosis is most common between the ages of 20 and 40 years old and typically affects women more than men. Experts have never been able to pinpoint an exact cause for the disease, and there are no known predisposing risk factors for developing the disease. Most experts believe it is an abnormal immune system response, but they have not been able to figure out if it due to specific factors, such as heredity, environment or lifestyle.

Sarcoidosis Symptoms

Since this sarcoidosis can impact multiple organs in the body, the symptoms can vary, but if it is affecting your lungs, you will experience:

  • Dry, nagging cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain

 

Other symptoms that can occur throughout the body include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Hair loss
  • Skin rashes
  • Seizures
  • Hearing loss
  • Headaches

 

It’s important to pay attention to your body and to take note of any symptoms you experience so that a doctor can properly diagnose you and provide you with the right treatment plan.

While there is no cure for sarcoidosis, medication and treatment can help alleviate the symptoms and make you more comfortable.

Cellular Therapy Is A Proven Treatment for Sarcoidosis

Studies have shown that the Lung Health Institute’s cellular therapy reduces inflammation in the lungs by using a patient’s own cells to promote the natural healing power of the body. Our minimally invasive treatment is an outpatient procedure with no recovery time. Patients who undergo cellular therapy at the Lung Health Institute report an improvement in their quality of life soon after their initial treatment.

If you have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis, contact the Lung Health Institute today to learn more about how to begin your journey to Breathing Easier through cellular therapy.

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