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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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Can people with sjogrens syndrome and severe dry eye syndrome have Lasix eye surgery?

Can people with sjogrens syndrome and severe dry eye syndrome have Lasix eye surgery?

Better not: Lasik surgery tends to make eyes more dry. In the setting of sjogren's syndrome, this could potentially be devastating. Patients who have severe dry eyes can have pain, fluctuating and even poor vision. And this will get worse with age. If you want surgery, you might consider refractive lens exchange, as this will be less drying to the eye and may also get rid of the need for bifocals. ...Read more

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

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 have sjogrens syndrome but lately my mouth has been extremely dry and my tongue feels numb, and my tongue hurts. My mouth tastes awful. What is it?

I have sjogrens syndrome but lately my mouth has been extremely dry and my tongue feels numb, and my tongue hurts. My mouth tastes awful. What is it?

Sjogrens syndrome: This appears to be a worsening of your Sjogrens condition. An otolaryngologist should evaluate and treat these symptoms. Discuss this with your rheumatologist,also. ...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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What to do if I have sjogrens syndrome, I was wondering if any scholarships exist for people who suffer with sjogrens?

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 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 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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