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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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dry mouth

Started by suzy in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by Mefly495 4 hours ago. 9 Replies

I have dry mouth with siiva leaking out corners of mouth causing inflamationespecially at nightContinue

Dehydration

Started by MARIE in General. Last reply by Meraux yesterday. 4 Replies

I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis, Sojgrens Syndrome and Fibromyalgia January 2014. I know PsA and Fibro are progressive. Is Sojgrens progressive as well? And can it cause dehydration?I have been in the local ER 3 times in as many weeks. I'm…Continue

Please help :(

Started by Ashley in General. Last reply by ModSupport yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi, this is my first post on here. I was just diagnosed about 3 months ago from a lip biopsy. I'm 27 years old and I have a 5 year old daughter. I am so sick that I can barely take care of my daughter. Thank God I have my moms help!I suffer from…Continue

Stem Cell Transplants as a cure

Started by Robert5 in Symptoms and Medical Treatments yesterday. 0 Replies

As someone recently diagnosed with Sjogren's it is surprising and disappointing that I find very little  discussion of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation as a cure for Sjogren's. In this 2012 study,…Continue

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