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Sjogren Disease Symptoms
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My rheumatologist diagnosed with lupus/sjogrens overlap. Does that mean my symptoms don't fit into one disease category perfectly or that I have both?
Autoimmune: Autoimmune phenomena are frequently tough to diagnose health problems. It is common to have symptoms of more than one autoimmune disease. Overlap means you have symptoms characteristic of both SLE and Sjogrens that don`t fit into one disease category as you stated above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. help control, reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?
Possibly: There is some evidence that anti inflammatory diets can help improve symptoms of auto immune diseases. Certainly eating an diet high in antioxidants will note harmful. But always check with your physician before you make a drastic changes to your diet. You should ensure that you get enough protein, carbs and fats along with micronutrients and vitamins. ...Read more
I was told i can't have sjogrens an Crohn's disease. My scopes come back fine but yet I have a low b12. Can I have crohns?
Not necessarily: There are many reasons for B12 deficiency. It can be as simple as being a vegetarian. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could the diseases somehow be related?
"Used to"?: Hi. I'm unclear...did your central DI spontaneously resolve? We don't expect to see that, and it makes me question the original diagnosis of DI in the first place. There appears to be an autoimmune cause of at least a subset of idiopathic central DI, and this is more likely in the setting of other autoimmune diseases (SLE, Sjögren's), but it doesn't spontaneously go away. Ergo, I can't say. ...Read more
Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?
Can you build up your immune system, make it stronger with an autoimmune disease such as sjogrens?
What to do if I have a grandfather that has sjogrens disease and has a running feeling I his mouth what is it?
Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease (poss sjogrens +\or lupus) cause increased feeling of being winded when it is humid outside?
If you have a auto immune disease such as sjogrens, does that mean your immune system is suppressed? Effecting your body ability to fight off cancer?
Disordered immunity: The problem in most autoimmune disorders is not immune suppression, but immune confusion. Instead of just fighting invading organisms, your immune system also attacks your normal tissues, and this immune response is what causes inflammation and symptoms of the disease. With prolonged chronic immune stimulation, some of the cells may begin to reproduce uncontrollably, causing cancers like lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically not: Weight gain is not a typical side effect of methotrexate. When it occurs in sjögren's, i would look at other rx being used such as steroids as a possible cause. Also, with any chronic disease, if the patient doesn't feel well, there is often a reduction in overall activity which leads to weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. reverse autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?
Do you think all connective tissue diseases (lupus, sjogrens, scleroderma) are more alike than doctors realize since they tend to overlap so much?
Yes and no: Autoimmune diseases are all as different as the people who get them. These conditions all result from the body's immune system attacking different parts of your cells and tissues. Each person's disease will reflect the tissues that are being damaged. It is likely that everyone who has one of these conditions has a different spectrum of tissue damage which may be similar in some ways.. ...Read more
How do they test for Lyme disease? I have sjogrens and fibro and positive ana.Lyme disease sounds a lot like this.I have nuro logical problems too.
I have sjogrens and lupus and rhinitis and leaky heart valve..Was wondering if having 2 doves as a pet puts me at higher risk of catching diseases?
No: No it does not unless the doves were sick when you bought them. ...Read more
I have a positive ANA and positive anti SSA RO >8 and high sed rate. Got tested for sjogrens that was negative? What other autoimmune disease could be
Can sjogrens cause sun induced aches, fatigue, rash? My rheumatologist says yes & that many connect tissue diseases can have photosensitivity.
I was dignosied with chronic iritis, raynaud's disease, chronic dry eyes. Possible sjogrens syndrome. All blood work came normal what should do?
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