Apr 14, 2012 , Michelle Jakubíčková

sarkoidoza.jpg - kopie
sarkoidoza.jpg - kopie
Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown origin that attacks the respiratory system and lymph nodes. It can also affect other parts of the body such as the joints, muscles, skin and eyes. Sarcoidosis manifests as the destruction of lung tissue, and therefore interferes with the exchange of respiratory gases. The treatment of sarcoidosis includes the use of corticoids and chemotherapeutic medications, which unfortunately only slow the progress of the disease.


Sarcoidosis is a disease that invovles many parts of the body, most often the lungs and lymph nodes.  It affects the terminal parts of the lungs which are called the pulmonary alveoli and the tissue between them.  The alveoli have a circular shape and are arranged next to one another, in between which is lung tissue and blood vessels.  This structure is microscopic.  The alveoli ensure the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and air.  In the end stages of the disease, the abnormal growth of fibrous lung tissue leads to the destruction of the alveoli and interferes with the exchange of gases.  Sarcoidosis may also affect the skin, joints, muscles, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs.

Cause of sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a chronic disease that develops over many years.  Its progress is variable and differs among individuals and even differs depending on the stage of the disease.  The cause of sarcoidosis is still not known.  It is assumed that the triggering factor is most likely a viral infection that strongly reacts with the immune system and results in the damage of various organs and tissues.  It is also assumed that certain individuals are genetically predisposed to this disease.  Sarcoidosis affects young to middle-aged adults between the ages of twenty and forty.  The prognosis is often favorable, in 2/3 of the cases the disease goes away on its own.  The remaining 1/3 of cases progress into chronicity and worsen over time.

Types of sarcoidosis and its symptoms

There is a very wide spectrum of symptoms for sarcoidosis which can make it difficult to diagnose.  In certain phases of sarcoidosis, the symptoms are similar to other diseases such as influenza and even tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis exist in two forms: pulmonary, which is most common (90%) and extrapulmonary.

Pulmonary form

The pulmonary form of sarcoidosis manifests as enlarged lymph nodes surrounding the lungs.   These enlarged lymph nodes, which can be palpated, press on the lungs and cause the appearance of typical symptoms, like dry cough, shortness of breath and chest pain.  Other symptoms include fever, fatigue, weight loss and increased sweating.

Extrapulmonary form

The extrapulmonary form of sarcoidosis involves the damage of many organs.  It manifests as various infections of the eyes and kidneys, infections and pain of the joints and skin lesions. For example, erythema nodosum which appears as red, circular, slightly raised and painful lesion on the skin, especially on the lower leg.  It can occur acutely or chronically.  The acute phase accompanies the symptoms of an infectious illness, such as fever, pain and swollen joints.  Sarcoidosis can also lead to high levels of calcium in the blood which can damage tissues and organs, like the kidneys.  High levels of calcium are also linked to the appearance of stomache ulcers.  A rare effect of high blood calcium is on the heart, where it can lead to arrhythmias.

Diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis

A diagnosis of sarcoidosis requires the presence clinical symptoms, a positive chest X-ray, and poor lung function, which can be discovered with the help of spirometry.  Sometimes, sarcoidosis can be present without causing symptoms and its diagnosis can be accidental.  The chest X-ray will show damaged lungs and lymph nodes.  It is also possible to use a CT scan, which is a modern diagnostic tool that uses X-rays to form a picture.  Bronchscopic techniques can be used to take a biopsy of the lung tissue and also to visualize the respiratory tubes.  Treatment of sarcoidosis depends of the scale of damage and the stage of the disease.  Corticoids and chemotherapeutic medications are used most often.  These medications cannot cure sarcoidosis but help to alleviate its symptoms.  In advanced stages, a lung transplant may be necessary.

Prognosis of sarcoidosis 

Sarcoidosis is a disease with a fairly good prognosis, but it must be properly treated.  African American individuals have a worse prognosis, especially in those where the symptoms last for over 6 months, in the absence of erythema nodosum and when more than three organs systems are affected.  The mortality of sarcoidosis is 1-5%.  The cause of death is most often respiratory insufficiency, heart damage and brain damage.



GARY NANCY: My name is GARY NANCY from CALIFORNIA . few months back I was diagnosed with HERPES virus, I felt so depressed because I knew that their was know solution to it, it was so hard to share with my Family, but you know Family matters much so I couldn't help but to discuss it with my husband because the issue was already getting out of hand, I and my husband started looking for answers to the problem, we have visited so my hospital for help but to know avail. On this faithful morning my husband call me and told me he came across a comment on social media and it was talking about how a doctor cured a lady of her HIV VIRUS, I was amazed because I knew HIV VIRUS hard know cure so I said to him can Hen have answers to my problems too, there was know harm in trying so I and my husband agreed in contacting the doctor for help, DR CAMALA is a true heaven sent from above, in know time I sent an email across ( or watsapp him (+2349055637784) on just like the testifier gave out, with know time to waste I was expecting an answer because I was desperate to be cured DR CAMALA sent me
words of encouragement and also made me know that their was know sickness without cure in his temple. This gave me hope so I decided to work with him. I followed all instructions and in few days of contacting him I got my medications from a delivery service officer who bought the medicine to my house, I was lost of words to say to him, doctor gave me instructions on how to use the Herbal medicine and how long I was to use before going back for check up and I did, it hard to still believe that I could one day live free from HERPES, I just can't keep the joy to my self alone so I decided to share with the globe about what this great man did for me.. DR CAMALA thank you very much.



3. ALS

4. Hepatitis

DR CAMALA is a specialist in this field, I believe yours has an answer too.

Thanks for reading my story..

January 21, 2017 3:45 AM

Post a Reply

Dear readers, we value your opinion. We want you to feel comfortable here, therefore we monitor all discussions and delete posts that are in conflict with our rules and regulations.