How to Cure Sarcoidosis?

Q:
How to cure sarcoidosis?

A:
There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but the disease may get better on its own over time or with drug therapy.

Drug treatments are used to relieve symptoms, reduce the impact of granuloma development, reduce the inflammation of the affected tissues, and may prevent the development of lung fibrosis or other irreversible organ damage.

Here are some suggestions for medications:

  • Corticosteroids: These powerful anti-inflammatory drugs are usually the first-line treatment for sarcoidosis.
  • Medications that suppress the immune system: These medications include methotrexate (Trexall) and azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran).
  • Hydroxychloroquine: It may be helpful for skin disease and elevated blood-calcium levels.
  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors: These medications are commonly used to treat the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Surgery: Organ transplant may be considered if sarcoidosis has severely damaged your lungs, heart or liver.

Please check with doctors if needed.

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