Sarcoidosis is a chronic lung condition with no known cause or cure. With sarcoidosis, unknown factors cause the immune system to overreact, which causes masses of abnormal tissue, or granulomas, to form in the lungs. Many people with sarcoidosis have no symptoms, and it’s common for people to feel like they simply have a respiratory infection or cold. Chest x-rays, however, will often reveal the spotty nodules. Over time, people with sarcoidosis may experience shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue and night sweats.
Lung damage occurs in around 20 to 30 percent of people with sarcoidosis. It’s a chronic and progressive disease for roughly 10 to 30 percent. In about 30 percent of cases, sarcoidosis goes away without treatment. But for those who experience worsening symptoms, certain treatment options can help improve quality of life.
Sarcoidosis treatment options
There is no cure for pulmonary sarcoidosis, however, medications like corticosteroids are usually used to treat moderate, symptomatic sarcoidosis. Oxygen therapy and breathing exercises may also help improve blood oxygen levels and quality of life for those with advanced sarcoidosis. But most treatments will focus on symptoms rather than treating the underlying issue.
Cellular therapy may help treat sarcoidosis
Cellular therapy is a regenerative treatment that leverages the patient’s own cells to help encourage new lung tissue growth. Through minimally invasive treatment, the Lung Health Institute removes a small sample of blood from the patient. We then enrich that sample with platelet-rich plasma to create a concentrated mixture of cells that work together to help stimulate new growth and reintroduce them to the patient’s body. These cells may replicate and encourage the growth of healthy lung tissue, as well as help to reduce inflammation in the lungs.
To learn more about cellular therapy and how it may help treat sarcoidosis, contact us today at 855-882-1292. and speak with a patient coordinator. Our team will work with you to make your treatment as comfortable as possible, answer any questions you have along the way and ensure you receive the best possible treatment.