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Kidneys

Started by Atina in General. Last reply by dancermom 18 minutes ago. 1 Reply

My fear..kidney problems. I have seen my mother on dialysis and would rather be dead then do this. Well guess what??? My kidneys are staring to be a problem. I have a doctors appointment two weeks to talk about what to do and so I want to hear what…Continue

DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain

Started by Country girl in General. Last reply by SK 1 hour ago. 50 Replies

Does anyone have trouble with Sjogren's effecting the brain?Looking to chat with the someone with those kind of issuesThank You in advanceContinue

Bursitis in the hip

Started by Mirrie in General. Last reply by EnjoyLife 18 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi, I have bursitis in my left hip and was wondering if anyone here has had this and if you did, what helped with it. Thanks :)

Itching

Started by Wendy in General. Last reply by EnjoyLife yesterday. 38 Replies

Has anyone been bothered with itching

What is Sjogren's Syndrome?

Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes. Autoimmune diseases feature the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood that are directed against various tissues of the body. The misdirected immune system in autoimmunity tends to lead to inflammation of tissues.

The hallmark symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is a generalized dryness, typically including xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes), part of what are known as sicca symptoms. Sicca syndrome also incorporates vaginal dryness, chronic bronchitis and lacks signs of arthritis. 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 and brain. 

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dancermom replied to Atina's discussion Kidneys
"Atina, since kidney disease can be overlooked at its early, treatable stages, I would advise you to…"
18 minutes ago

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SK replied to Country girl's discussion DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain
"Drygirl, I am ever hopeful for you! I hope that they can give you some solid answers and effective…"
1 hour ago
drygirl replied to Country girl's discussion DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain
"Does this cause Auras in the eyes that come ad go with no headache?  I just had some eye…"
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Ben Munoz posted a blog post

Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

Just the Stats: Communities: 38 Friends: 43,500+Connecting to others in a similar circumstance is…See More
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EnjoyLife replied to Mirrie 's discussion Bursitis in the hip
"I have bursitis in the hips too. It can be very painful at times…annoying all the time. Its…"
18 hours ago
drygirl replied to Country girl's discussion DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain
"Have had the driving wonder how I got where I am without really knowing too.  Talking thing…"
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exjbnz replied to Country girl's discussion DX Sjogrens Lessions on the brain
"Hi  I also have inner shaking  I have had that for years, bouts of extreme dizziness,…"
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Kidneys

My fear..kidney problems. I have seen my mother on dialysis and would rather be dead then do this.…See More
21 hours ago

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1 Itching

Itching

Posted by Wendy on October 15, 2014

2 Help with cracked lips! :(

Help with cracked lips! :(

Posted by Niki on September 2, 2014

3 Just diagnosed - feeling relieved but also scared

Just diagnosed - feeling relieved but also scared

Posted by Gatewaycityca on October 4, 2014

4 hope you are well

hope you are well

Posted by Qadosh2him on October 3, 2014

5 Should I get a humidifier?

Should I get a humidifier?

Posted by Gatewaycityca on October 7, 2014

 
 
 

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