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Is sjogrens syndrome connected to hereditary elliptocytosis?

No data to say so: I just did a search of all medical literature published from the 1970's on and did not find a single article connecting the two. ...Read more

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Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to treatment, etc.). ...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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Anyone out there with sjogren syndrome?

Venus Williams: While sjogren's is not a common disease, there are several million in the us that have this condition. ...Read more

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Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease) . I need a website please?

Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease) . I need a website please?

Mayo Clinic: Hashimotos is usually a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, making it underactive. Try this mayo clinic review: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hashimotos-disease/ds00567. ...Read more

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Atenolol-induced lupus erythematosus http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9270530?

Atenolol-induced lupus erythematosus           http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9270530?

Let me explain: I read the article, this medication could induce symptoms of autoimmune disease including lupus, but lupus has no cure to date but those symptoms disappear with the treatment. That the main difference. ...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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What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome ?

What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome ?

The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise . Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more

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Psa, fibromyalgia, lupus, addisons? How do I find out?

Psa, fibromyalgia, lupus, addisons? How do I find out?

Doctor : You need to establish a relationship with a doctor who will take a thorough history and physical and examine you and then order the appropriate test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with lupus sle get TMJ ?

Do people with lupus sle get TMJ ?

No relationship!: There is no relationship between TMJ arthritis and systemic lupus. The spondyloarthropathies and mechanical injury are most likely! ...Read more

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What chronic/autoimmune/genetic diseases have flare-ups like Lupus?

What chronic/autoimmune/genetic diseases have flare-ups like Lupus?

Many: There are many that can have flares. That is a hard question to answer if you are looking for a diagnosis based on just having a flare...? ...Read more

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How long a person live with skin vasculitis, lupus and sjogren's syndrome?

How long a person live with skin vasculitis, lupus and sjogren's syndrome?

No telling: With proper management of the condition -- one can have a normal lifespan praise the lord ! ...Read more

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Why is wilson's disease found?

Why is wilson's disease found?

Treatable killer: This may be the most treacherous of all diagnoses. 1 in ~60000 people have this defect in copper metabolism that may have no symptoms or look like something else until it ruins the liver and brain. It's picked up on lab testing and even these are fraught with pitfalls. Diagnosed, it's very easy to treat. I wish you luck and hope your workup is done well. ...Read more

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Is lupus an autoimmune disease?

Lupus: Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease that attacks cells, tissues and organs . It is a systemic auto immune disease that attacks skin, heart, lungs , liver, kidneys , blood vessels and nervous system. Anti body production by b cells are to dna , sm antigen, histones and other proteins of cell nucleus . Immune complex deposition in surfaces damage blood vessels in kidneys and other organs ...Read more

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Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. reverse autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?

Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. reverse autoimmune  diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?

No.: Modification of the immune system doesn't occur with anything like a normal diet. Perhaps with life-threatening starvation the immune system would be made dysfunctional (not recommended). And then, suppression is not at all like reversing. ...Read more

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Is discoid lupus cancer?

Is discoid lupus cancer?

No: It is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder and does not predispose to cancer. ...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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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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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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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?

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 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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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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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