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Hi all,Just wanting to know how many other people with Sjogrens suffer from gastritis? I was hospitalised a few years ago with very bad gastritis. I was asked then had I ever been diagnosed with that previously and said no. However, I found out the…Continue
There are more and more people making their own laundry soap, not only for the monetary savings, but because of the lack of chemicals that irritate and dry the skin. I've never tried it, but am considering it. The grating of the soap and cooking and…Continue
I am still horribly sick with pancreatitis and it is now 5 weeks. I just packed an emergency bag so I can be ready to leave for the ER if I don't get some relief soon. I go to the door and check for the mail and I find a notice for jury duty! I have…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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