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My wife is 42. Recently she has been diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome. What is this?

My wife is 42. Recently she has been diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome. What is this?

Autoimmune disease: The most common symptoms in Sjögren's syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth because white blood cells get "confused" and attack and destroy glands in the body that make tears, saliva, vaginal secretions, and other secretions.Inflammation in Sjögren's can cause rashes or arthritis, and even liver, kidney or brain disease. Can also cause saliva gland cancer (lymphoma), so getting treated is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Sjogren's Syndrome (Definition)

Sj_gren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth, and ...Read more


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Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Separate diseases: There is a significant co-existence of these two diseases but they are separate diseases. Both are auytoimmune in nature but the presence of sjogren's disease does not cause the development of thyroid antibodies nor the development of hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Confused on meaning of 2ndary sjogrens. Had hashimotos, now have sjogrens. If its not 2ndary to hashi, does this mean 2ndary to ctd ?

Confused on meaning of 2ndary sjogrens. Had hashimotos, now have sjogrens. If  its not 2ndary to hashi, does this mean 2ndary to ctd ?

Maybe.: Hasimoto's is frequently associated with other ctds but is not related to sjogren''s. Secondary sjogren's can occur iin ra, sle, scleroderma, or mctd. If you are ss-a and/or ss-b positive, you may have primary sjogren's. ...Read more

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When secondary sjogrens is diagnosed, can that be secondary to already existing hashimotos, or always secondary to ctd? No diagnosis of ctd yet but +ccp igg

When secondary sjogrens is diagnosed, can that be secondary to already existing hashimotos, or always secondary to ctd?  No diagnosis of ctd yet but +ccp igg

No: While there is a significant co-existence between the occurrence of hashimoto's thyroiditis and sjogren's, they are completely separate diseases. Sjogren's is a separate disease entity and is considered one of the "connective tissue diseases". ...Read more

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Is sjogrens ever secondary to hashimotos or is it only considered secondary when ctd is present? Is it sjogrens that causes hashi in someone with both

Is sjogrens ever secondary to hashimotos or is it only considered secondary when ctd is present? Is it sjogrens that causes hashi in someone with both

Different: Patients with collagen vascular disease are at high risk for developing autoimmune thyroid disease. By itself, hashimoto's is very common and not usually a foreboding for other autoimmune disease, though risk is somewhat higher than that of general population for other autoimmune problems. Sjogren's and hashimoto's are caused by different antibodies, but both are autoimmune. ...Read more

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What might indicate sjogrens syndrome caused a patients chronic kidney disease?

What might indicate sjogrens syndrome caused a patients chronic kidney disease?

One of these forms: Ss related kidney disease would show up in biopsy & lab work on blood & urine: 1. A tubular interstitial nephritis biopsy revealing lymphocytes infiltrating normal surrounding kidney tissue. 2. Dangerous electrolyte imbalances in blood from inadequate acid removal from urine. 3. Blood, protein & other waste products in the urine due to decreased ability of the kidney to filter well. ...Read more

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How does sjogrens syndrome happens?

How does sjogrens syndrome happens?

Autoimmune disease: Sjogrens is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body starts to " attack" itself due to an alteration in the ability to identify its own tissue. It " perceives" the target tissue as a foreign invader and tries to eliminate it. This leads to signs and symptoms of whatever organ is being attacked. Like many autoimmune diseases, there are genetic factors that predispose someone to be affected. ...Read more

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Is sjogren's syndrome linked to fibromylgyia? What the symptoms of sjogrens syndrome?

Is sjogren's syndrome linked to fibromylgyia? What the symptoms of sjogrens syndrome?

Sjogren's sydrome: Sjogrens syndrome is an autoimmune disease. The antibodies cause dry eyes dry mouth with musculoskeletal diseases. You also have depression that also compound the problem. Please see a rheumatologist. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for sjogrens syndrome?

Is there any cure for sjogrens syndrome?

Cure/Sjogren Syndrom: No there is no cure for sjogren syndrome but it can go into remission in some cases, some mild cases can be handled with symptomatic therapy.With proper attention to eyes and oral care patients are able to be comfortable.Dry eyes can cause trauma to eyes and corneal obesity, so all patients should be under care of eye doc, dry mouth needs to be handled by dentist to prevent tooth deacay. ...Read more