Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease. It can affect the many of the body’s organs. The cause is primarily unknown. Symptoms will differ with the different areas in which sarcoidosis occurs. If a person suspects sarcoidosis, he should visit a doctor for further investigation.
Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in the lungs, skin or lymph nodes. Histologically (under the microscope) tiny, grain-like lumps, called granulomas may be found. Sarcoidosis may affect any organ in the body. Specific changes in an x-ray of the lungs are often found.
Sarcoidosis is most common in adults between 20 and 40 years of age. It's more common in women than in men. The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. Sarcoidosis may involve different parts of the human body and it may cause different symptoms, depending on the affected area: 1) lungs: the lungs are the most commonly affected part of the body. Coughing and breathing problems are most common symptoms, 2) skin: it may cause problems such as rashes or painful nodules, 3) eyes: painful redness of the eyes, difficulty to see and swelling of the tear glands, 4) liver: it may cause the liver to become enlarged, 5) nervous system: it may cause muscle weakness, paralysis, seizures, tremors, poor coordination, hearing loss or problems walking, 6) heart: it may cause the heart to beat abnormally and pump improperly, 7) bones: it may cause pain, swelling and joint stiffness, 8) kidneys: it may cause kidney stones, and general symptoms such as fever and weakness. There’s a rare acute form (5%) and a very common chronic form (95%) with only moderate symptoms.
Acute forms usually resolve spontaneously as well as about half of the chronic forms. Treatment may be performed if the sarcoidosis involves the kidneys, eyes, heart, and nervous system or if the function of the lungs decreases. If one has bothersome skin lesions or if the sarcoidosis is very severe, treatment is also necessary. Treatment is aimed to reduce any inflammation, prevent permanent scarring of the lungs if they're affected and decrease any symptoms. Medication with corticosteroids is used to treat sarcoidosis.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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