Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

No one knows for sure what causes it, but the good news is that we do have successful methods for treating pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Let’s get it cleared up.

An Unknown Cause

Sarcoidosis is a rare disease, and the cause is currently unknown. Almost 90 percent of the cases of sarcoidosis are found in the lungs and lymph nodes, but it can occur in almost any organ. It can occur in any race, at any age and at in both sexes, but is more common in people of African-American, Scandinavian, or Asian origin between ages 20 and 40.

A Known Treatment

Sarcoidosis causes small lumps, or granulomas, which generally heal and disappear on their own. However, for those granulomas that do not heal, the tissue can remain inflamed and become scarred, or fibrotic. Pulmonary sarcoidosis can develop into pulmonary fibrosis, which distorts the structure of the lungs and can interfere with breathing.

At INTEGRIS Health, we’re dedicated to helping you breathe easier, with a multi-discipline team that will do everything in their power to treat your breathing problem and fight diseases of your lungs and airways. Chances are, with the right medications and teamwork, we can treat your sarcoidosis very effectively.

Understanding Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

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