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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Sjogren Syndrome (Overview)

An autoimmune disease that is more common in women than men that is characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes.


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How do u treat sjogren syndrome?

How do u treat sjogren syndrome?

Sjogrens: A rheumatologist is who you need to see. Usually, medicines to suppress your immune system are used. These can include low dose chemo meds, immune modulating drugs or prednisone. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
203 doctors shared insights

Sjogren Syndrome (Overview)

An autoimmune disease that is more common in women than men that is characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes.


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How do you treat sjogren syndrome?

How do you treat sjogren syndrome?

Rx of Sjogren's: Most rheumatologists use hydroxycholorquine based on dosing of 6mg/kg of body weight. I also use auranofin with most patients. I treat fatigue and mental fog with modafinil. Some uncommon but serious problems that can occur in sjogren's have recently been treated with IV rituxan, (rituximab) with reasonably good results. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

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Anyone out there with sjogren syndrome?

Anyone out there with sjogren syndrome?

Venus Williams: While sjogren's is not a common disease, there are several million in the us that have this condition. ...Read more

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Is there any one who suffers from sjogren syndrome?

Is there any one who suffers from sjogren syndrome?

Yes: There may be as many as a million folks with this, most of them undiagnosed. A person who must sip water first-thing-in-the-morning has dry mouth for some reason, and this and obvious dry eyes need a workup (labs in this case) though there's no magic pill for sjogren's as there is for many other illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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I want to know about the solution for Sjogren syndrome (foods, pills, etc.).

Sjogrens: Make sure you get an accurate diagnosis - it is very specific based on lab work or a lip biopsy. Then treated symptomatically based on severity of symptoms. Artificial tear drops for dry eyes. Drink plenty of water for dry mouth. There is 'artificial saliva' and medication available called secretagogues (mild cholinergics) to stimulate natural salivation. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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Could sjogren syndrome causes sever dysphagia and how this appear in upper GI series ?

Could sjogren syndrome causes sever dysphagia and how this appear in upper GI series ?

Yes: Upper GI series will show dysphagia but it wont necessarily show the cause. In sjogrens disease the cause of dysphagia can be due to dry throat, but can also be caused by inflammation in the brain stem. The latter might also cause other symptoms besides just dysphagia. ...Read more

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How are sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes different?

How are sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes different?

Etiology: Sjogren's is classically described as dry eyes and dry mouth. The dry eyes is specifically due to decreased tear production from an auto-inflammatory source. General dry eyes refers to just the lack of tears on the eye surface, and can be due to many different etiologies. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

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What are the differences between sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes?

Dry eyes can be from: different conditions that are manageable, and can be easily treated locally. Whereas, Sjogren's is part of an autoimmune disease spectrum involving severe dryness of the eyes, and can involve joint disease, and dry mucous membranes as well and is system wide. Management is more complex. ...Read more

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How are sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes distinguished from each other?

How are sjogren'syndrome and dry eyes distinguished from each other?

Sjögren's is a cause: Dry eye is an umbrella term with many underlying causes. Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease associated with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and is a result of the immune system attacking the lacrimal and salivary glands resulting in severe dry eyes and dry mouth. It can be tested by blood tests or biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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I have sjogren syndrome so my doctor is sending me to a rheumatologist. What can she do?

I have sjogren syndrome so my doctor is sending me to a rheumatologist. What can she do?

Sjogren's Syndrome: Itis a disease of the exocrine water producing glands of the body. Since the places where vyou produce the most are the mouth and eyes, dry mouth( increased caivities), and decreased tear production are the most common. However, sweat production minimizes with time (bad for heat regulation), as does brochial and vaginal moisture production. Mental fatigue is common. See the rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Dad (65yrs) gets headache if don't take prednisolone (15mg/day). Doctors suspect idiopathic meningitis or sjogren syndrome. How to stop prednisolone?

Dad (65yrs) gets headache if don't take prednisolone (15mg/day). Doctors suspect idiopathic meningitis or sjogren syndrome. How to stop prednisolone?

See your doctor: His doctor may need to taper his Prednisone as it not advise to stop Prednisone suddenly. However; his underlying condition will determine whether or not he can taper his Prednisone dose. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get red and purple dots and edema in my ankle and legs, also my ESR is 113 and I have sjogren syndrome. Are those symptoms related ?

Sometimes i get red and purple dots and edema in my ankle and legs, also my ESR is 113 and I have sjogren syndrome. Are those symptoms related ?

Very possibly: One on the complications of sjogren's syndrome is a cutaneous vasculitis. This is an inflammation of small blood vessels in the skin. You need a dermatologic evaluation and a probably skin biopsy to confirm. ...Read more

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