If you have cardiac sarcoidosis it means that inflammation is affecting your heart. The cause of this rare disease is unknown. Find out what we do know about it.
If you have sarcoidosis, your doctor may prescribe steroids at some point during your treatment. Specific types of steroids can treat the symptoms of this inflammatory condition, which often affects the lungs. But steroids are not for everyone. Used long-term, steroids present a long list of potential side effects. That’s why doctors often look for “steroid-sparing” … Read More
We often associate lung cancer with tobacco, but 25-year-old Matthew Hiznay is a lung cancer patient who never smoked a cigarette. He is battling a rare form of genetic lung cancer for the second time in less than two years. When Hiznay was about to begin his second year of medical school at the University … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about interstitial lung disease? Daniel Culver, MD, Staff Physician, and Joseph Parambil, MD, Associate Staff, both of the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at noon (ET). Interstitial Lung … Read More
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In the medical world, inflammation causes a litany of health issues. Ranging from arthritis to bowel disease, from skin disease to cancer. It occurs as a result of a change in our immune system. What is sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is such an illness that results from inflammation. A rather common condition, sarcoidosis is an immune disease … Read More