SARCOIDOSIS

UNDERSTANDING SARCOIDOSIS

90% of Sarcoidosis cases involve the lungs.

SYMPTOMS

• Weight loss, loss of appetite

• Fever, night sweats and sleep problems

• Depression

 

Many people with sarcoidosis have no symptoms at all. Or they may have organ-specific symptoms. 

 

Lungs: shortness of breath, wheezing or dry cough

Lymph nodes: enlarged and sometimes tender lymph nodes, most often in the neck and chest

Eyesburning, itching, tearing, redness, sensitivity to light, dryness, seeing black spots, blurred vision, reduced color vision, and in rare cases blindness

Skin: bumps, ulcers, and in rare cases flat areas of discolored skin that appear mostly near the nose or eyes or on the back, arms, legs and scalp. Painful and tender bumps can also appear on the ankles and shin

Bones and Joints: bone lumps (nodules) that cause pain in the hands and feet, as well as swelling in the ankles or other joints.

Spleen and Liver: fever, fatigue or itching. There may be pain in the upper right part of the abdomen, under the ribs

Heart: Shortness of breath, swelling in the legs, wheezing, coughing, and chest pain. You may feel an irregular heartbeat at times or pass out

Salivary Glands: swelling and overly dry mouth

• Nervous System: headaches, vision problems, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, drooping on one side of the face, loss of movement in the arms or legs, painful needle feeling

 

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