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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for sarcoidosis of the lungs

I'm 61 yrs. old. After having sarcoidois of the lungs for 3 + years my last Cat scan showed improvement and looks like it's starting to going away. There is some small scar tissue of my right lung. My oxygen level is excellent I was told, but a 2 year old EKG showed I have a lazy heart valve. I have shortness of breath and have trouble sleeping. I have sleep apena and use a machine every night to sleep. But trying to take a deep breath is hard to do any more. My life has truly diminished from this. I was healthy up until this disease came about. I don't want to just exist, but have some kind of life. Should I have my doctor do another EKG. I see him next Tuesday. Is there anything that will help me?

Thank you, - Mary Lucas
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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Usually steroids are indicated in such conditions.Probably a cardiac ultrasound is needed.


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