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"Sjogrens may be a life saver". I don't think this sounds unusual as I know many people who get an illness feel the same way. Yes I know, who wants the symptoms, they suck, big time. I don't doubt for a minute that Sjogrens is the result of my…Continue
I am scheduled to have a nerve block for my back tomorrow. I've had them before and there wasn't any issue.The nurse just called to go over things with me, I have to be at the facility at 10am and can't have anything after 3am- no gum, mints, food…Continue
I want to share something. Yesterday I had a dental appointment. I asked my dentist if he had heard of Sjogren's, and that I had recently been diagnosed. He knew about it and asked if this was the reason for my dry mouth problems. He then asked…Continue
Thrilled to announce that Ben's Friends received a $1,500 donation from Sean Vitka and Blue Redefined (http://www.blueredefined.org/), a non profit patient organization. It's incredible to be recognized by…Continue
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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