Comprehensive Care for Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Norton Pulmonary Specialists is a leader in treating lung conditions, including pulmonary sarcoidosis, for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana. We have the experience and training to diagnose and treat pulmonary sarcoidosis.
Since sarcoidosis in one part of the body can signal involvement elsewhere, we work with the comprehensive network of Norton Healthcare specialists to collect varied viewpoints and provide quality care.
Pulmonary sarcoidosis creates lung granulomas — small lumps of inflammation. Granulomas can heal and go away on their own, but if they don’t they can scar the lung tissue (pulmonary fibrosis) and affect your breathing.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists have the experience to determine the cause of your pulmonary sarcoidosis and will develop a customized treatment plan to ease your symptoms.
What Is Sarcoidosis of the Lungs?
Sarcoidosis in general is an inflammatory disease where immune cells form lumps, called granulomas, in the organs. It mostly affects the lungs and lymph nodes, but can spread to other parts of the body.
Lung granulomas can lead to symptoms such as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent dry cough
Sarcoidosis symptoms elsewhere in the body include:
- Light sensitivity and eye pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Weight loss
Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Treatment
Treatment for sarcoidosis of the lungs focuses on controlling symptoms. Steroids can help reduce inflammation and methotrexate medication can help in more severe cases.
Often, no treatment is necessary. In some cases, pulmonary rehabilitation is effective.
We meet as a team every week to collaborate on all of our cases, to bring you comprehensive care. When you work with Norton Pulmonary Specialists you work with a team of research specialists, physicians and medical professionals dedicated to finding the best treatment for you.