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Doctor insights on: Natural Remedies For Sjogrens Syndrome

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What is the treatment for sjogrens syndrome?

What is the treatment for sjogrens syndrome?

Combination of meds: Treatment starts with daily oral steroids(prednisone)to gain faster control of inflammation followed by "steroid-sparing"meds that control systemic autoimmune disease without the long term serious side-effects of steroids so steroids can be decreased and then stopped.These safer long-term drugs are low dose Methotrexate weekly, imuran, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and rituximab. Plaquenil is given to prevent flares. ...Read more

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Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes ...Read more


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Is lipiflow a good treatment for dry eyes due to sjogrens syndrome?

Not likely: This treatment is not standard nor scientifically validated. It is not likely to be helpful for sjogren's syndrome because the problem with that is inadequate tear production. Punctal plugs, artificial tear supplementation and Restasis would be better choices for this problem. ...Read more

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I don't take my medication for my sjogrens syndrome... What can happen?

See details: It depends on the areas involved and the severity of the involvement. If you have mild disease treatment may not be needed. You need to discuss this question with your rheumatologist. The use of Restasis eyedrops may prevent permanent loss of the ability to produce tears. Pilocarpine reduces the risk of serious gum and dental issues. ...Read more

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Does any doctor here know about sjogrens syndrome and what its symptoms are?

Yes: The most common symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. Vaginal dryness is also common. Other issues include arthritis, neuropathies, rashes, salivary gland enlargement and tenderness and lymph node enlargement suggesting lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can you treat sjogrens syndrome?

Can you treat sjogrens syndrome?

Yes, depends: The chronic condition is difficult to treat but may respond to topical eye and mouth treatments. In rare cases biological agents such as humera are prescribed to treat this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me aboiut sjogrens syndrome?

Can you tell me aboiut sjogrens syndrome?

Dry mouth and eyes: Sjogrens is an auto-immune disease where your body attacks your salvary glands and tear glands of the eyes. This is sometimes associated with other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. A blood test or salivary gland biopsy can give the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose sjogrens syndrome for sure?

See below: You must have symptoms plus antibodies or a minor salivary biopsy plus symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anyone here tell me about sjogrens syndrome?

Can anyone here tell me about sjogrens syndrome?

Sjogren's: Sjogren's is the most common of the (so called) connective tissue diseases in the lupus family. Ucsd and scripp's cliic researches suggest on the basis of autoimmine blood tests run on blood donors, 1/300 may have it, although it is closer to 1/500. Variable in severity, it causes loss of water secretions in mouth, eyes, colon, even perspiration, with time. Associated with ss-a, b antibodies. ...Read more

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In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

In sjogrens syndrome related to lupus. What does it mean?

Possibly: Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth. It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens. ...Read more

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Which the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus which is worse?

Which the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus which is worse?

They: Sjogren's is in some ways a milder disease but it can have significant organ involvement. Sjogrens's typically affects the moisture glands in your body causing dryness, whereas lupus does not. Sometimes they can coexist together. Lupus can have significant organ involement compared to sjogren's and often is worse than sjogrens in terms of organ involvement. ...Read more

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What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more

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What treatments are offered to a teenage child who's been diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome?

What treatments are offered to  a teenage child who's been diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome?

SJOGRENS SYNDROME: Treatment is symptomatic. It can be asso. With inflammatory disorders, autoimmune disease, etc. It is chronic involving dryness of eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes. It can also have arthritis similar to ra.E. ...Read more

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How often should I have blood work drawn if taking methotrexate for sjogrens syndrome?

How often should I have blood work drawn if taking methotrexate for sjogrens syndrome?

See details: For stable dosages, lab needs be checked no more often than every 3 months. I personally check it every 6 months in patients on a stable dose. ...Read more

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In my late 30s with SLE with secondary sjogrens syndrome.Had symptoms for years.I have no organ involvement. Is the likelihood of this very minimal?

Prognosis of: both lupus and Sjogrens is unpredictable. If your condition is stable and well-controlled, it should continue that way indefinitely. Ask you rheumatologist for more specific advice, because there is tremendous case by case variation. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for behcet’s syndrome work?

Do natural remedies for behcet’s syndrome work?

No: Behcet's is a serious disease that can cause blindness, pain and even death if not managed properly by a medical doctor. Patients can lose vision from inflammation in the front of the eye causing glaucoma and cataracts and from closure of blood vessels in the retina in the back of the eye. All target organ systems need to be closely monitored and approved medications adjusted carefully. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome safe?

Are natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome safe?

Yes but . . .: There are no "natural" treatments for chronic fatigue so what you might have been given is very likely to be safe as most are placebos with no clinical trials or documentation to indicate efficacy. So you will be given potions with few or no side effects, but probably no primary effect except placebo. ...Read more

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