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Doctor insights on: Sjongen Smydrome

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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Is sjodrens syndrome very bad?

It's not: Life threatening and there are good products to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do u treat sjogren syndrome?

How do u treat sjogren syndrome?

Sjogrens: A rheumatologist is who you need to see. Usually, medicines to suppress your immune system are used. These can include low dose chemo meds, immune modulating drugs or prednisone. ...Read more

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How do you treat sjogren syndrome?

How do you treat sjogren syndrome?

Rx of Sjogren's: Most rheumatologists use hydroxycholorquine based on dosing of 6mg/kg of body weight. I also use auranofin with most patients. I treat fatigue and mental fog with modafinil. Some uncommon but serious problems that can occur in sjogren's have recently been treated with IV rituxan, (rituximab) with reasonably good results. ...Read more

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How to live with sjorgens syndrome?

See below: Www. Sjsworld. Org/
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it is important to have a good doc. ...Read more

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Anyone out there with sjogren syndrome?

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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What are the tests for sjogren's syndrome?

A few tests: Generally, checking labs is helpful since patients with sjogren's almost always have one of two autoantibodies (ssa, ssb) present. Ssa, ssb also present in lupus but when only ssa or ssb is pos, sjogren's is a top consideration. Doctors can also test for sicca symptoms (decreased tear production with a paper strip put on lower eye lid. Most definitive test is minor salivary gland biopsy from lip. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat Sjogren's syndrome?

What can I do to treat Sjogren's syndrome?

There is no cure: Hydroxychloroquine is a drug of choice to ameliorate the symptoms of this autoimmune disorder. See a Rheumatologist, they have primary responsibility for managing Sjögren’s. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sjogren's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of sjogren's syndrome?

Sicca syndrome: Usually the first symptoms are a dry mouth and the perception of dry eyes. Fatigue and cognitive dysfunction are the most common extraglandular problems. All wter producing glands are affected. The ability to perspire will diminish. Constipation can occur. Some patient do get vasculitis and or renal issues, most commonly nephrotic sydrome. Raynaud's can occur. ...Read more

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What can someone do about sjogren's syndrome?

See a Rheumatologist: Unfortunately, there is no cure for Sjogren's syndrome. See a Rheumatologist, they have primary responsibility for managing Sjögren’s. Take care. ...Read more

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What is sjogren's syndrome? Is it hereditary?

What is sjogren's syndrome? Is it hereditary?

Not necessarily: Autoimmune diseases like sjogrens can be seen with increased frequency with those have family members with autoimmune disease though they may have the same autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about Sjogren's syndrome?

What can you tell me about Sjogren's syndrome?

A LOT!: Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease affecting "water" secretory glands, such as salivary glands, tear ducts, but even sweat glands, and mucous producing glands found in the vagina, chest, colon, etc. In most people it causes few serious problems, but they can occur. Most patients are SS-A and/or SS-B positive, but Sjogren's can secondarily be part of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is there any one who suffers from sjogren syndrome?

Is there any one who suffers from sjogren syndrome?

Yes: There may be as many as a million folks with this, most of them undiagnosed. A person who must sip water first-thing-in-the-morning has dry mouth for some reason, and this and obvious dry eyes need a workup (labs in this case) though there's no magic pill for sjogren's as there is for many other illnesses. ...Read more

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What are a few obvious symptoms of sjogren's syndrome?

What are a few obvious symptoms of sjogren's syndrome?

Dry mouth and eyes: Sicca syndrome is the presence of dry mouth and dry eyes. Either of the two are common presentations, and the most significant physical finding is enalargement of the salivary glands. Fatigue is clearly the most common extra-glandular manifestation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of sjorgren's syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of sjorgren's syndrome?

Sjogren's syndrome: Two main symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. Other symptoms may include joint pain, swelling and stiffness, swollen salivary glands — particularly the set located behind your jaw and in front of your ears, skin rashes or dry skin, vaginal dryness, persistent dry cough, prolonged fatigue. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to deal with sjogren's syndrome?

Any suggestions on how to deal with sjogren's syndrome?

Lots: Use a humidifier and products such as biotene and oasis, see a dentist regularly to predict dental decay. There is a sjogren's foundation online as well. ...Read more

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Can you provide any natural tips to treat sjogren's syndrome?

The only thing: The only natural supplement that has been looked at is flax seed oil capsules which does patients dry or sicca symptoms. It has helped a number of my patients. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sjogren's syndrome?

Sjogren syndrome: Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disease and which inflammatory cells attack the salivary glands and other secretory glands making it difficult for them to function. Patient will have dry eyes and dry mouth. Patients are at increased risk for other autoimmune diseases and even lymphoma. This is an area routinely treated by rheumatologists. I'm happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between sjorgens syndrome and sjorgens disease?

Is there a difference between sjorgens syndrome and sjorgens disease?

No difference: Sjogren's syndrome is sometimes referred to as sjogren's disease. Since it was first described as a group of signs and symptoms that suggested the presence of a disease, it was first called a syndrome. We understand sjogren's syndrome better with regard to it being a systemic autoimmune disease that affects principally secretory glands but also can affect other organs like lupus. ...Read more

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Is there testing to verify if you could possibly have sjogren's syndrome?

Labs and lip biopsy: There are lab tests that can help diagnose Sjögren's syndrome. Most often there are specific autoantibodies in the blood (anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB).There are other less specific blood tests that can show abnormal inflammation, rheumatoid factor, low white blood cell counts, high amylase, &/or high IgG antibodies. Lip biopsy showing immune cells attacking saliva glands are most helpful in diagnosis. ...Read more

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I want to know about the solution for Sjogren syndrome (foods, pills, etc.).

Sjogrens: Make sure you get an accurate diagnosis - it is very specific based on lab work or a lip biopsy. Then treated symptomatically based on severity of symptoms. Artificial tear drops for dry eyes. Drink plenty of water for dry mouth. There is 'artificial saliva' and medication available called secretagogues (mild cholinergics) to stimulate natural salivation. ...Read more

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I was tested for sjogren's syndrome and came back negative! Does that mean I'm safe?

I was tested for sjogren's syndrome and came back negative! Does that mean I'm safe?

No: About 15% of patients with sjogrens will have negative tests. A negative lip biopsy is a better way to rule it out. ...Read more

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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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I was tested for sjogren's syndrome and it came back negative. How accurate is this test?

Various tests: There are several tests for Sjogren`s syndrome and it isn`t possible to comment without knowing the test. Please ask your doctor who ordered. ...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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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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