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Sarcoidosis - Treatment

inflammation  sarcoidosis  granuloma 

The goal of treatment is remission, a state in which the condition is not causing problems. Not everyone who is diagnosed with sarcoidosis needs treatment. Medicines used to treat sarcoidosis help reduce inflammation or suppress the immune system. Many people recover with few or no long-term problems.

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Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis

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Your doctor will diagnose sarcoidosis based on your symptoms, a physical exam, imaging tests, or a biopsy of an affected organ. The doctor will also do tests to rule out other diseases that have similar signs and symptoms.

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Sarcoidosis - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

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Many people who have sarcoidosis have no signs or symptoms. Some people experience general signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis such as fatigue, fever, and weight loss. If inflammation continues, some people may develop permanent scarring, which can lead to life-threatening serious heart or lung complications.

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Sarcoidosis - Screening and Prevention

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Currently, there are no screening methods to determine who will develop sarcoidosis. If you are at risk for sarcoidosis, your doctor may recommend you try to avoid insecticides, mold, or other environmental sources of substances known to trigger the formation of granulomas.

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Sarcoidosis - Risk Factors

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You may have an increased risk for sarcoidosis because of your age, your family history and genetics, or your race. Some risk factors, such as occupation, can be changed. Most risk factors, such as age, family history and genetics, race and ethnicity, and sex, cannot be changed.

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Sarcoidosis - Causes

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Sarcoidosis is a condition in which immune cells form lumps, called granulomas, in your organs. Inflammation is thought to cause granulomas to form and may also lead to temporary or permanent scarring at the site of the granulomas.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Living With

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

After being diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia, it is important to follow your treatment plan, such as taking prescribed iron supplements. You should monitor your condition for new or worsening symptoms. Your doctor may want to repeat blood tests to check that your anemia is improving.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Treatment

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

Treatment for iron-deficiency anemia will depend on its cause and severity. Treatments may include iron supplements, red blood cell transfusions, changes in your eating pattern, or procedures like endoscopy to stop bleeding.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Diagnosis

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

To diagnose iron-deficiency anemia, your doctor may do a physical exam, or order blood tests or other diagnostic tests. Blood tests will show a low hemoglobin level and low level of iron in your blood.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

Iron-deficiency anemia can range from mild to severe. People with mild or moderate iron-deficiency anemia may not have any signs or symptoms. Common signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia include pale skin, fatigue and shortness of breath. Complications of iron-deficiency anemia include heart problems such as arrhythmias and depression.

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