Your doctor tells you that your cough is one of the symptoms of Sarcoidosis. Your head is spinning so what should you do first? Calm down, and get yourself together. Did it? Ok, now get Pro-active.
To cope with the Symptoms of Sarcoidosis the first thing you need to realize is that you have to take responsibility for your health and how your disease will progress. You are the one with a vested interest in your health so become proactive!
Sarcoidosis has been in the spotlight in recent weeks because of the death of comedian Bernie (Bernard Jeffrey McCullough) Mack. Although there are many symptoms of Sarcoidosis, no one knows the cause of this insidious disease, and there is no known cure. The disease, however, has been around for many years. Good news is that there much more information available to you today than when I was diagnosed in 1991. The purpose of my articles is to help people like myself, living with Sarcoidosis, with a practical way to live everyday with Sarcoidosis.
Researching Sarcoidosis and the symptoms of Sarcoidosis have led me to understand that I can have a better control over Sarcoidosis with regular medical supervision, mineral and nutrient-rich nutrition, learning my disease and taking care of myself. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory auto-immune disease. Common sense will tell you that by effectively reducing inflammation, you can manage the course of your disease.
The most commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory medication is Prednisone, an corticosteroid for helping to control the symptoms of Sarcoidosis. Corticosteroid means it’s a steroid like cortisone, therefore it has very serious side effect. Because of the side effects, Prednisone is only prescribed if the impairment is severe enough. Possible side effects include:
Increased risks for some infections (Prednisone suppresses the immune system)
Redistribution of body fat
Thinning Joint Cartilage
Gastric Problems (particularly due to each necessary reduction in mg dosage)
Whether or not you use Prednisone, it is up to you and your doctor to get your disease, Sarcoidosis and the symptoms of Sarcoidosis, under control. Use of Prednisone may not be avoidable. Again, the caution is to be very pro-active in the management of your health. Search out alternatives, talk to other Sarcoid sufferers, read and learn your disease.
I’d like to end by saying that so much of living with a disease like Sarcoidosis, and dealing with the symptoms of Sarcoidosis, is the need to change your lifestyle, your life, and your diet. I look forward to sharing additional nutrition fact, recipes, resources and ideas to assist readers in their quest for optimal health within their reach and beyond.
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Theresa Christian is the CEO of LimuDuo, who along with her husband, Peter Christian represent The Limu Company . She has several times been the recipient of The Limu Company’s prestigious Dive for Five Award. She is a public speaking advocate for Sarcoidosis awareness. As an Internet Marketing Consultant she helps teach new marketers an easier method of marketing Original Limu through The Limu Company
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