A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Neurosarcoidosis
I had a question the other day about neurosarcoidosis.
Neurosarcoidosis is a complication of sarcoidosis where inflammation occurs in your brain, spinal cord, and other areas of your nervous system.
Sarcoidosis is a long-term disorder that affects many parts of your body, mostly your lungs.
In a small number of people, the disease involves some part of the nervous system.
This is called neurosarcoidosis.
Neurosarcoidosis may affect any part of your nervous system.
Sudden, facial weakness is the most common neurological symptom and involves the nerves to the muscles of your face.
Any nerve in the skull can be affected, including those in your eye and those that control taste, smell, or hearing.
The condition can also affect the parts of your brain involved in regulating many body functions like temperature, sleep, and stress responses.
Muscle weakness or sensory losses can happen with peripheral nerve involvement.
Other areas of your brain, including your pituitary gland at the base of your brain, or your spinal cord may also be involved.
Involvement of the pituitary gland can cause:
>Changes in menstrual periods
>Excessive tiredness or fatigue
>High urine output
The symptoms vary.
Any part of your nervous system can be affected.
Involvement of your brain or cranial nerves can cause:
>Dizziness, vertigo, or abnormal sensations of movement
>Double vision or other vision problems
>Facial palsy (weakness, drooping)
>Loss of sense of smell
>Loss of sense of taste, abnormal tastes
Involvement of one or more peripheral nerves can lead to:
>Abnormal sensations in any body part
>Loss of movement of any body part
>Loss of sensation in any body part
>Weakness of any body part
There’s no known cure for sarcoidosis.
Treatment is indicated if symptoms are severe or progressive.
The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms.
Some cases go away on their own in 4-6 months.
Other cases continue off and on for the rest of the person’s life.
Neurosarcoidosis can cause permanent disability and, in some cases, death.
To deal with neurosarcoidosis, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water every day to hydrate your cells.
*Discover and avoid triggers.
*Breathe deeply to oxygenate cells.
*Alfalfa is extremely helpful for inflammation; take throughout the day; try as a tea.
*EFAs (Omega 3, flaxseed oil, fish oil) help lubricate joints and decrease inflammation.
*Avoid nightshade vegetables, like peppers, tomato, eggplant, and potato.
*Maintain a healthy weight.
*Test for heavy metal toxicity.
*Try Kombucha Tea.
*Fresh, raw pineapple and papaya contain bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme.
*Consider liver support and/or a liver cleanse.
*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners because they’re neurotoxins.
*EZ-Gest between meals may be helpful to ease inflammation.
*Have chiropractic or osteopathic evaluation/treatment.