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Exercise & Sarcoidosis

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Over the past 1 1/2 years I've noticed a corrilation between exercising and my sarcoidosis improving. It makes sense though. The exercise (walking) keeps my lungs expanded consistently, which in turns prohibits more granulomas from forming. Consistent lung expansion helps me breathe easier without the use of my inhaler. Daily I walk at least 30 minutes at approximatel 2.5 to 3.0 mph on the treadmill. I know that speed doesn't sound very fast, but that's not bad considering not only I have pulmonary sarcoidosis, but also had a hip replacement. You go girl!!

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    I just joined Sparkpeople on May 8, 2012. I have CNS Sarcoidosis, the worst one that you can have. Mine attacked my brain; why they say I have Central Nervous System (CNS) Sarcoidosis. Mine is supposed to be in remission, at this time. I was diagnosed in May, 2000. Since then, I had 4 strokes and a heart attack, in 2007 (2 days before I was to drive my daughter to her first year of College, in another State, about 12 hours from where I lived). I thank God everyday, that my heart attack did not occur with me behind the wheel of a car; and that I did not injure, or kill, anyone! My doctors stated that all of the attacks, were caused by the Sarcoidosis, cutting off blood flow, to the organs, affected. Anyway, my doctors did explain to me, that 90% of the time, Sarcoidosis, or Sarcoid, attack the lungs, and 10% the one of the other organs, or more, in the body. When I hear of other people, that are worse off than me; I am, constantly, reminded to stop feeling sorry for myself, and to Thank God, and to pray for them, and their health, and/or recovery. I see that this was written in 2010, and pray that since then, things with you, including the Sarcoidosis, is much better, now. God Bless You! I just want you to know that you are not alone, in dealing with this disease, on SparkPeople.

    2468 days ago
  • CHRYS13
    Great job! Good for you...it sounds like it's working for you! When did you have your hip replacement?!
    Keep up the great work!
    3275 days ago
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