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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

Mucocele (Definition)

Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more


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What are symptoms for sjogrens?

What are symptoms for sjogrens?

Autoimmune Disease: Henrik sjogren described patients with sicca features (dry eyes, dry mouth) and swollen lymph glands. Sjogren's can also cause pulmonary, neurologic and articular disease due to inflammation as well as fatigue. It is an autoimmune disease: primary disorder or secondary to systemic lupus (sle) or ra. Likely viral and genetic facctors initiate. Treated topically (eyes) and systemically like lupus. ...Read more

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What is sjogrens syndrome?

What is sjogrens syndrome?

An autoimmune diseas: Sjögren's is an autoimmune disease where the body "turns against itself" and makes antibodies against the mucous secreting areas of the body- the eyes mouth respiratory and genitourinary it is mostly associated as the dry eyes dry mouth syndrome. Other features may include arthritis and kidney disease. It is vital that you see a rheumatologist to evaluate yourcsymptoms make the correct diagnosis a. ...Read more

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Is sjogrens related to uctd?

Is sjogrens related to uctd?

Somewhat: Both are connective tissue disorder and uctd can have components of sjogrens as part of its presentation. ...Read more

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Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

Can sjogrens cause dehydration?

Not likely: Most probable explanation is dry mouth secondary to decreased saliva. This can make the person desperate for water, however it is not typically associated with true dehydration. ...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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How does sjogrens syndrome happen?

How does sjogrens syndrome happen?

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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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?

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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Can anyone tell me about sjogrens syndrome symptoms?

Can anyone tell me about sjogrens syndrome symptoms?

There are many: Sjogrens syndrome most often is a benign condition in the sense that it usually doesn't cause serious internal organ damage. However, it can cause severe dry mouth leading to dental problems, dry eyes leading to corneal abrasions, vaginal dryness leading to painful intercourse. It can also have more serious consequences with skin, nerve, lung, heart, joint, bone marrow, and other organ injury. ...Read more

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

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

Carious Lesions: Xerostomia is one of the components of sjogrens syndrome. The best thing to do would be supplement your oral hygiene regimen with Fluoride based agents and if you want to be proactive xylitol based gums, rinses etc would be helpful in keeping you cavity free. See your dentist for regular checkups. ...Read more

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Sjogrens can it be serious? What can I do for comfort. Biotene does not help me

Sjogrens can it be serious?  What can I do for comfort.  Biotene does not help me

Yes it can: Sjogren's disease is a form of connective tissue disease. Comfort can be accomplished with aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) sometimes steroids are needed and occasionally immune system modifiers such as Plaquenil or Methotrexate are needed. ...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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If I have sjogrens and tested positive does that mean I've had it from birth? Or can it just pop up later in life?

If I have sjogrens and tested positive does that mean I've had it from birth? Or can it just pop up later in life?

Not exactly: It may be hard to says when it started but we usually say it starts when your symptoms begin. If blood tests are done before symptoms occur then this can suggest when it started. We see people who have + blood tests years before the symptoms begin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sjogrens syndrome, I was wondering if any scholarships exist for people who suffer with sjogrens?

See a rheumatologist: If you have Sjögren's disease you must be seen evaluated and followed by a rheumatologist.the disease symptoms may vary from mild oral or eye dryness to more serious kidney disease, arthritis or other neurological problems I am not aware of any scholarships but you can contact the Sjögren's Foundation for additional information ...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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Can sjogrens be serious?

Can sjogrens be serious?

Yes: Sjogren's is occasionally associated with severe issues such as cardiac or neurologic disorders and lymphoma. ...Read more

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Sjogrens can it be serious?

Sjogrens can it be serious?

Yes: The severe dryness of your eyes can damage and scar your corneas. This might require corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Can one lose eyesight from sjogrens?

Can one lose eyesight from sjogrens?

Yes if untreated : Yes, if the disease is not treated properly. Without treatment, corneal infection/scarring and decreased vision may occur. ...Read more

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Has anyone else lost their eyesight from sjogrens?

Has anyone else lost their eyesight from sjogrens?

Rare: Sjogren's is accompanied by a diminution in the flow of tears. This can cause discomfort and eye redness, and sometimes scarring of the front of the eye if treatment is not given or is ineffective. It would be very rare and sort of neglectful if someone were to have profound vision loss from this condition. ...Read more

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Do people with secondary sjogrens have the ssa or ssb, or is this only with primary? I understand 2ndary occurs with already existng ctd.

Do people with secondary sjogrens have the ssa or ssb, or is this only with primary? I understand 2ndary occurs with already existng ctd.

Primary, usually!: Primary sjogren's is usually associated with ss-a positivity, but both ss-a and ss-b combined is even more specific. But both can be false positive without clinical disease occurring! ...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

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What do I need to know about having System lupus/sjogrens overlap synrdrome? Best tips?

What do I need to know about having System lupus/sjogrens overlap synrdrome? Best tips?

Keep moist: This is a very common combination. If you are not already on it talk to your rheumatogist about starting plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). It is important to pay attention to eye and mouth dryness. There are several over the counter moisturizers for your eyes and mouth. Using a humidifier at home, keeping hydrated, using sugarless gum (to help produce moisture), eye drops during the day, eye oint. At night all help. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat vaginal dryness from Sjogrens? Can the dryness ever be reversed?

Check this link: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/vaginal-dryness-beyond-the-basics?source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H4#H4

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