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As a relatively newly divorced 40-something, I am dealing with a new dilemma... when do you tell new people in your life about this. What do you tell them and how much? I occurred to me that others may have the same issues.I don't just mean with new…Continue
I haven't seen much mention of this test but thought it may be worth bringing up. Nicox recently announced that it has partnered with Immco Diagnostics to promote a proprietary laboratory, called the Sjöe test for early detection of Sjögren’s…Continue
I would like to get some advice as I continue to be very concerned. My sediment rate was low (4) , SSA SSB, ANA all were negative but had a high RA factor. My eye test was a 10 in one eye and 5 on the other. The eye doctor thought my eyes…Continue
Hi everyone! I'm new to the group and look forward to getting to know everyone and learning from & sharing our experiences with Sjorgren's. As I mentioned in my profile I received a positive ANA and SSB a few months ago, which is the first time…Continue
Hello everyone.Sometimes we become so ill or so caught up in our illnesses we forget other things. I was looking at the subgroups we have an would like to see what we all like and invite you to look at the groups. Continue
Morning everyone, I know I'm new here but I have read so much regarding lack of the help from doctors. I seen 7 doctors last year, the one that has been beneficial to me is my internal med dr and natural path. I drive the IM one crazy, but he said…Continue
I was told by a friend, who has a boyfriend who has a problem due to the condition he has with mucus chocking him by trickling down his throat. It was suggested to him that he takes a few mouth fulls of pineapple juice as this will solve the…Continue
One of the more scary symptoms I've been noticing for about maybe a month now is that randomly I'll get a twitching or kind of jerking in different parts of my body. If I'm sitting down and watching tv, or playing on the computer, or reading I'll…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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