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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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