Observed on April 30th every year. The day is observed to create awareness on sarcoidosis, a disease due to inflammation of cells because of Granuloma.
Why Sarcoidosis Day?
The National Sarcoidosis day is observed to create awareness on sarcoidosis, a disease due to inflammation of cells because of Granuloma which is a collection of immune cells formed when the immune system tries to eliminate the substances. Any of the Organs could be affected by the disease and the consequences and symptoms depend on the affected Organ.
The root cause of the Sarcoidosis is unknown.but, the reason could also be Genetics since it primarily affects African-Americans than European-Americans and autoimmune disorders. Nevertheless, it was neither proved. Moreover, there is no treatment available as of now though could find a resolution for the early stages, Scientists are trying to find out the cure for it. However, some of them disappear without any treatment or medication. The high-complicated risks were estimated to be 1 to 7% based on the history of patients.
Perhaps, there is no possible test, particularly for these diseases. At few times it was diagnosed by a test taken for a different disease. As of 2015, nearly 1.9 million people were affected by Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, which affects the lungs, eventually resulting in the death of 120000 people due to the ignorance. Therefore, this day is dedicated in creating awareness among the people.
How we can Observe National Sarcoidosis Day:
Explore more about Sarcoidosis and post the unknown facts, if any, using this hashtag #SarcoidosisUNknown on Social Media. It prominently affects Women of age between 20 to 50. Therefore, please have a checkup at least once in a year against Sarcoidosis. Beware and help others to become aware by sharing your experience, if any, using this hashtag #ToAvoidSarcoidosis on Twitter.
Interesting Facts About Sarcoidosis Day:
- Sarcoidosis primarily affects the lungs. 90% of the Sarcoidosis affects lungs and further leads to inflammation in the blood vessels of the pulmonary artery. 50% of the people who suffered from lung Sarcoidosis has permanent abnormalities in Pulmonary Arteries.
- Treatment is recommended in accordance with the spread of inflammation. The rest of the 10%, which could be affected by Sarcoidosis is Skin, Heart, Eye, Nervous system, endocrine system, exocrine system, stomach, bones, muscles, and joints. The Organ affected after the lungs is skin. The primary symptoms are the patches on the skin and might be spread to Scalp. The skin tissue is damaged and becomes reddish. it rarely causes any major Problem. Treatment or medication is not required since the patches would be disappeared within weeks. Mostly it affects African-Americans.
- Cardiac Sarcoidosis is not quite frequent incomparable to that of the lungs and skin. Roughly,5% of the Sarcoidosis patients were diagnosed with Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Either the Symptoms could be nothing or sudden ventricle disease that might lead to immediate Heart block. However, high-complicated cases are reported to be very rare.
- The Eye Sarcoidosis observed in some cases. This kind of Sarcoidosis could be severe, unlike Skin. It primarily leads to retinal inflammation and further manifestation could eventually lead to permanent blindness.
- Sarcoidosis in the blood leads to “Anaemia”.
- Neuro Sarcoidosis affects the central nervous system of the body. Symptoms could be non-regular menstruation, changes in body temperature, diabetes insipidus.
- Sarcoidosis in bones, muscles, joints might cause musculoskeletal complaints and swelling in the respective part. Medication or Treatment is applicable depending upon the influence of the disease.
History of Sarcoidosis Day:
The Origin and the creator of National Sarcoidosis day is unknown or yet to be found. However, April month is observed as a Sarcoidosis awareness month. it was proposed and officially declared by the Congress in 2008. Moreover, the second Saturday of April is being observed as National sarcoidosis awareness day. “Slow flake” is the symbol that resembles that no two has the same symptoms. Hence, difficulties exist in finding out the solution. As of now, there is no cure for this disease.