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Doctor insights on: Sjorgens Syndrome

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How to live with sjorgens syndrome?

See below: www.sjsworld.org/ www.Sjogrens.Org/ it is important to have a good doc. ...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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Can sjorgens syndrome cause you to become dyhydrated?

Can sjorgens syndrome cause you to become dyhydrated?

No: Sjogrens only affects salivary glands. I would think the dry mouth would tend to cause you to overhydrate. ...Read more

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I am being treated for psoriatic arthritis and hypothyroidism... And now they think I have sjorgens syndrome bc of mouth problems! is that possible?

I am being treated for psoriatic arthritis and hypothyroidism... And now they think I have sjorgens syndrome bc of mouth problems! is that possible?

Yes: It is fairly common for someone with one autoimmune disease to concurrently have one or two other autoimmune diseases. I have seen patients with hypothyroidism, psoriasis and sjogren's. This combo may not be so rare. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sjorgens? What is the treatment? Thank you in advance

What are the tests for sjorgens? What is the treatment? Thank you in advance

Sjögren's syndrome: Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects different exocrine glands of the body. Symptoms include dry eyes, dry mouth which can lead to blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, & cavities. Can also cause cough, vaginal dryness & joint pains. Blood tests show anti-ro & anti-la autoantibodies. Treatments include artificial tears, cyclosporine A, lubricating agents & NSAIDS for pain ...Read more

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What does a lip biopsy diagnose? Only sjorgens?

What does a lip biopsy diagnose? Only sjorgens?

Usually: Sjorgens is commonly DX with a lip bx, but if you have a lesion on your lip or some other abnormality of unknown cause, a bx of that area may also be warranted. ...Read more

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What are the main treatments for Sjorgens and lupus? To put them remission?

What are the main treatments for Sjorgens and lupus? To put them remission?

Autoimmune treatment: Uusally treatment for each involves the use of steroids, to dampen the effects of the immune system, attacking the body. Each syndrome consists of particular symptoms, which can be individually treated to limit distress from them, such as treating dry eyes in sjorgren's to using various pain medications for the multiple joint pains. Most of the symptoms improve with steroids. See Rheumatology. ...Read more

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What is the gold standard test for sjorgens. Had high ana's in the past and then they were ok, then high, Inflammatory markers usually normal. ?

What is the gold standard test for sjorgens. Had high ana's in the past and then they were ok, then high, Inflammatory markers usually normal. ?

Antibody and dryness: Diagnosis of Sjogrens requires more than one condition to be satisfied. One being antibody markers and the other being dryness of eyes and mucus membranes. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sjogrens-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20020275 Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... Help

Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... Help

Yes: You could treat theses conditions and achieve complete remission with the right treatment. You need close follow up all the time since they classified as chronic diseases ...Read more

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Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... So confused

Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... So confused

Yes can be controlle: either lupus or Sjorgen's, but why do you think you have either? first you have got to be diagnosed which is often hard to, and needs an experienced rheumatologist, check with your doctor first who might refer you if necessary, good luck ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues ?

 I'm scheduled to have a lip biopsy to rule out Sjorgens  worried about the pain afterwords and side effects and will they be able get enough tissues ?

Should be mild: The side effects should be mild. It really depends on what type of medical condition you have, what is found with the biopsy, and whether it can make a diagnostic difference ...Read more

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Are dry mouth and vaginal dryness and atrophy related? Tested negative for sjorgens. I am recently postmenopausal.

Are dry mouth and vaginal dryness and atrophy related?  Tested negative for sjorgens.  I am recently postmenopausal.

Yes all related: Yes, they are related. Sjodren's syndrome affects all mucuos membranes: mouth, vagina, nose and eyes. Discuss with physician about treatment. With dry mouth, you run the risk of developing cavities very quickly. You must brush and floss daily and i would also add a daily Fluoride rinse, such as act or fluorigard, but not added in a mouthwash. Mouthwashes have alcohol that dries out mouth. ...Read more

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Does sjorgens show up in rheumy blood tests? What other than sjorgens would cause periods of dryness and sore glands all over. no allergies or anxiety

Does sjorgens show up in rheumy blood tests? What other than sjorgens would cause periods of dryness and sore glands all over. no allergies or anxiety

Usually: Most people of European ancestry who have Sjogren's have anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB. These are not very specific. Since Sjogren's isn't especially treatable, you may simply want to manage your symptoms with topical moisture-retaining agents. ...Read more

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Ana+, speckeled, 1:320. Hashimotos with thyroidectomy. Raynauds, peripheral neurooathy, dry eyes, schirmer test 5. Specific test sjorgens (-). Best gy?

Ana+, speckeled, 1:320. Hashimotos with thyroidectomy. Raynauds, peripheral neurooathy, dry eyes, schirmer test 5. Specific test sjorgens (-). Best gy?

Autoimmune process: Can be tricky to diagnose. Even using a good history, exam and blood tests. Sometimes tests can have false positive and false negatives. I reommend rheumatology consult and keep close observation for something to declare itself. ...Read more