Sarcoidosis: Learn the Facts About the Disease on National Sarcoidosis Day by Donna John

5 years ago

Sarcoidosis: Learn the Facts About the Disease on National Sarcoidosis Day

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease caused by heightened immunity – the person’s immune system overreacts and damages its own tissues. The disease can affect almost any body organ. In the U.S., sarcoidosis usually targets the lung and lymph nodes, but it can also affect the:

  • skin
  • eyes
  • liver
  • salivary glands
  • sinuses
  • kidneys
  • heart
  • muscles 
  • bones 
  • brain 
  • nervous system

Often, the disease is diagnosed after a routine chest X-ray shows an abnormality. Learn more about the disease by visiting

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Pneumococcal Disease: What You Should Know & Symptoms to Watch For!

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know (& Brad Paisley’s Good Advice)!

Listen to Your Body: What I've Learned About Celiac Disease & Degenerative Disc Disease

Leslie Horsley
I am newly diagnosed with sacrodosis. My husband has decided to change our medical insurance. I'm scared. I have no clue where to begin. It is in both lungs and my eyes. Im in pain, tired, and moody all the time. Is this normal.
Donna John
I am so sorry you're going through this, Leslie Horsley . I will see if I can get some more posts about Sarcoidosis up for you. If you feel like writing about your experience with the illness, we would welcome that. Please reach out with any questions (
Elisa Schmitz
I had never heard about sarcoidosis. I am glad you shared this information, Donna John . There's so much we don't understand about our bodies, especially when dealing with autoimmune conditions. I'm sorry for your diagnosis, Leslie Horsley . I hope you have been able to find some answers and treatment. Sending positive energy your way.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Pain Relief: Try This All-Natural Way to Relieve Pain & Feel Better!

How Clean Are Your Family's Toothbrushes? Here's Why It's So Important!

Family Pets: 7 Healthy Reasons You Should Consider a Furry Friend!