Can sarcoidosis be cured go away or come back

Can sarcoidosis go away
Can sarcoidosis be cured
Can sarcoidosis come back

It’s believed about 30% to 70% of sufferers do not require treatment.
For sufferers with lung symptoms, and if the respiratory problems are very serious, active pulmonary sarcoidosis is usually observed without treatment for two to three months; if the inflammation does not subside spontaneously, treatment is then given. Prednisolone is the usual starting point of medication. This treatment can slow or reverse sarcoidosis for many sufferers; other sufferers do not improve with steroid medications.

Because many cases of sarcoidosis clear up without medications steroid treatments are put off for as long as is reasonably possible. Corticosteroids have many side effects, equally on the amount of dosage and the amount of time, their use is usually limited to sufferers with progressive, organ-threatening, and severe attacks of sarcoidosis.

Severe sarcoidosis sufferers symptoms are normally treated with steroids and steroid-sparing agents such as methotrexate and azathioprine are often used, cyclophosphamide has also been used but this is quite rare.

Follow up tests and examinations on sufferers with sarcoidosis should include lung function, electrocardiogram, eye examination, liver function, calcium and a 24-hour urine calcium.

A close watch of thyroid function is recommended for women as female sarcoidosis sufferers are significantly associated with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and other thyroid diseases.

My song titled ‘Sarcoid’ it is for all of us involved with this condition.

2 responses to “Can sarcoidosis be cured go away or come back

  1. I had a very severe case of sarcoid back in 1980. The drs thought it was Hodgkins disease and my lungs were totally involved. I could not breathe and was rushed to the hospital. They did tests and came up with that deadly diagnosis of Hodgkins. Then one of the drs said lets do a biopsy so they did a bronchosophy and took a sample. They wanted me to stay in the hospital for a week till the results came back! I was a married woman with two little ones aged 4 and 1. I said No its not Hodkins its something else and I’m going home to care care of my babies! The result came back it was sarcoid and they put me on heavy doses of prednisone. Not sure how long it was but after a while I had another Xray and my lungs had cleared up. It did leave me with bronchial asthma and respiratory allergies but I was so happy it wasnt anything terminal!

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