Sarcoidosis: How I've Learned to Live With This Inflammatory Disease by Consuela Gomez

a year ago
Sarcoidosis: How I've Learned to Live With This Inflammatory Disease

Hi, my name is Connie and I share sarcoidosis with lots of people. Some are famous and some are average like me. I’ve had this pesky bug half of my life. I am 69 years old.

I remember wanting to know how I got it. Did I catch it somehow? No one could tell me more than “it could be environmental.” Well, what could I do about that? I’ve had to embrace this and live healthy with it.

Sarcoidosis causes inflammation in the body and, in my case, because it is in my lungs, it causes excess mucus. Since I now know what it is, I have found a way to begin to help my body heal.

  • I have eliminated mucus- and inflammation-causing foods from my diet.
  • I get the recommended amount of sleep.

These small changes have started a healing process for me. Positivity is the key. Keep it moving. You are not your disease.

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Donna John
Thank you for enlightening the community about sarcoidosis. I hope you'll write another tip about inflammation- and mucus-causing foods that you have eliminated. Would love to learn more. Welcome to the community, Consuela Gomez .
Consuela Gomez
I have quite a few items actually :-)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I had never heard of sarcoidosis until a few months ago. I'm so glad you are shedding light on this condition, Consuela Gomez . It sounds like you have the right frame of mind and focus to get through it. So glad you joined our community, and we look forward to learning and growing with you. I'm tagging Leslie Horsley on this post, as she was recently diagnosed and looking for more information. I hope this helps her as well. Thank you both for sharing with us! Donna John

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