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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.
Hi all,I was rduely awakened to the shock of Biotene changing its mouthspray formula. How I discovered this was by spraying this new one into my mouth - actually it sprays differently. A more direct flow as compared to a fanned spray. It actually…Continue
I have not had a chest cold for years and have not have head one for a few. I have had SS for over 20 years now. so why don:t I have head colds???? I am not any medication for SS but do take vitamins and I do have an anti infamatory gel that I rub…Continue
Can anyone recommend hair coloring that works well, without chemicals, of course? My doc said not to use anymore chemical hair coloring. Can anyone give me some tips to get a golden blonde? Some of my roots are mostly whitish gray in the front…Continue
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In the App, you can access all 35 support communities through the site and it’s perfect for staying in touch with your friends, info and support while on the go. In our beta tests, patient reported using it in doctor office waiting rooms and right after they were given a new diagnosis. The next feature in the App will be portable doctor reviews!
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