Are Swollen Feet, Ankles And Legs Associated With Sarcoidosis?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Sarcoidosis can be characterized by swelling of the limbs (including feet, ankles and legs), although it's possible for the disease to be completely asymptomatic too.

Can sarcoidosis cause swollen legs?
Despite sarcoidosis primarily affecting the lungs and other internal organs, it can affect any part of the body, including the legs. This is because sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition, so it can cause swelling and discomfort in various different regions of the body.

Sarcoidosis can also bring on symptoms like arthritis, which is well-known for affecting the ankles and other joints.

What are the symptoms of sarcoidosis?
Even though I've just explained that it's possible to suffer from swollen feet, ankles and legs if you've contracted sarcoidosis, I should also mention that these symptoms are fairly rare.

In fact, in most people, the disease can remain completely symptom-less for several years. However, of the symptoms that people do suffer from, the following are by far the most common:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Breathlessness
  • Red and painful bumps on the shins
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ray of light answered
Sarcoidosis is disorder of our immune system and is characterized by the formation of small nodules. This problem can affect any organ of the body, but more frequently the lungs.

If Sarcoidosis affects the kidney and liver, then there are chances of water retention leading to swelling of feet, ankle and legs. For details, visit Sarcoidosis.

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