Tisha Campbell-Martin: Overcoming Sarcoidosis
Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, best known for her role on the ’90s comedy Martin and parts in urban cinema classics like House Party and School Daze, has been quietly fighting for her health. Tisha is and has been battling a health crisis after being diagnosed with Stage 2 sarcoidosis nearly 10 years ago.
What Is Sarcoidosis?
Sacoidosis is an inflammation of organs, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Though the disease can affect any organ in the body, it typically attacks the skin, lungs, or lymp nodes. Death can occur when complications arise in the lungs, heart, or brain, experts say. In the United States, sarcoidosis is more prevalent among African Americans, presenting 10 times more common in blacks, and occurring two times more frequently in black females than in black males.
Learn more about sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis & Its Affect On Blacks.