“Let’s Talk About Sarcoidosis”


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Bridgette Eaton lost her mom to Sarcoidosis. Now she uses her loss to advocate for people like me who have been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Bridgette Eaton is a crisis counselor and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown origin that can cause lung damage, skin rashes, and eye disease and can affect other organs of the body. Key Facts Sarcoidosis causes your immune system to overreact, which can cause health issues. People with sarcoidosis have clusters of inflamed tissue called "granulomas" in different places in their bodies. Sarcoidosis often improves without treatment. Sarcoidosis occurs more often in African-Americans than in Caucasians, and African-Americans may experience more severe symptoms

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