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What is Sjogren's Syndrome?

Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases feature the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood directed against various tissues of the body, which tends to lead to inflammation. The hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is generalized dryness, typically xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes), known as sicca symptoms. Sjögren's syndrome may cause skin, nose and vaginal dryness and may affect other organs of the body, including the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, peripheral nervous system or brain.

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Stoney replied to Cindy's discussion Lung Chest Pain
"Sjögren's certainly can impact the lungs. But there are other reasons for lung problems…"
21 hours ago
Cindy posted a discussion

Lung Chest Pain

I was diagnosised with Sjogrens 10 years ago.I also have gasteroparsis and had to have the…See More
22 hours ago
Mefly495 replied to Lovemyboxers's discussion Past post on hearing loss
"I am sure you are right with that. Hard for them to admit that."
22 hours ago
Mefly495 replied to Mefly495's discussion New kid on the block
"Thank you I appreciate it. I am so glad I found this group. There is a group in Chicago area but…"
22 hours ago


Lung Chest Pain

Started by Cindy in New Member Checkin. Last reply by Stoney 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

I was diagnosised with Sjogrens 10 years ago.I also have gasteroparsis and had to have the nissenSurgery to correct a hernia and help with silent refluxThat in turn caused damage in my esphogus, and I haveVocal Chord Dysfunction called…Continue

Past post on hearing loss

Started by Lovemyboxers in General. Last reply by Mefly495 22 hours ago. 10 Replies

I have been reading some of the earlier posts since I am new to the group. I found one that is interesting because I have been struggling with hearing loss in my right ear that the ENT is unable to figure out. I had no idea that SS could affect the…Continue

New kid on the block

Started by Mefly495 in New Member Checkin. Last reply by Mefly495 22 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hello everyone, it's Mefly495. Thank you for accepting me into the group. I have been dealing with this for the last 5+ years. I have been to four different Rheumo docs and have been diagnosnosed in their opinion as, connective tissue dissease,…Continue

Sjogren's and Esophageal Spasms

Started by Fascina in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by EnjoyLife 22 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi, so I've been in the hospital twice in the past 3 weeks due to massive esophageal spasms. I can't get into to see the specialist until Sept. 15!! The pain is so severe that it's hard to breathe at times. Does anyone know if Sjogren's and the…Continue

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