When bunches of inflamed cells form in various organs, you know you are looking at a case of sarcoidosis. The average onset age is between 20 and 40, with more women than men being affected. Most commonly, sarcoidosis affects the lungs. In many cases, you will have no symptoms at first or the symptoms will be so vague that they are difficult to diagnose. If you have sarcoidosis in the lungs, you may have chest pain, wheezing, and a dry cough.
There is no cure for sarcoidosis and it may even disappear on its own. The treatment medication a doctor gives you may last for a few months, a year, to much longer. Usually, there are no complications although when complications do occur, they can be serious. The results can include cataracts, lung infection, glaucoma, renal failure, facial paralysis and heart and lung collapse. If you are on medication but you develop heart palpitations or a change in your vision, inform your doctor.