Sarcoidosis is a disease that happens mainly to people of Scandinavian or African-American descent. In sarcoidosis, groups of inflammatory cells, called granulomas, develop. These granulomas affect different organs; when they affect the lungs, they make it difficult to breathe. Sarcoidosis isn't directly related to Bell's palsy, but some of its symptoms, such as facial paralysis, are similar to Bell's palsy. This is why you may hear your doctor mention sarcoidosis at time of diagnosis.
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with Bell's palsy?
- Q How many people get Bell's palsy?
- Q What research is being done on Bell's palsy?
- Q What should I do if I had Bell's Palsy and my eyes keep closing?
- Q Can Bells Palsy cause headaches?
- Q Why do people with Bell's palsy often get tested for Lyme disease?