SJOGREN

An auto immune condition that is mainly known for causing severe dry eyes along with dry mouth and debilitating fatigue and joint pains

Synonyms:
Dry eyes
Dry mouth
Dry skin
Fatigue
Digestive issues
Gastrointestinal issues
Raynaulds
Vasculitis
Neuropathy

Types:
Primary
Secondary

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Circulatory system
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Digestive system
Immune system
Immune system
Lymphatic system
Lymphatic system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Respiratory system
Respiratory system

Symptoms

  • Dry eyes- corneal abrasions
  • Dry eyes - gritty
  • Dry eyes - blepharitis
  • Dry mouth - tooth decay
  • Dry mouth - abscesses
  • Dry mouth - tooth extractions
  • Dry nose - sinus issues
  • Swollen salivary glands - stones
  • Swollen salivary glands - removal
  • Swollen salivary glands - freyes syndrome
  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Depression
  • Joint pains
  • Digestive issues
  • IBS symptoms
  • Nerve damage pain

Treatments

  • Anti malaria drugs
  • Immune system altering drugs
  • Pain killers
  • Anti inflammatory drugs
  • Anti depressants
  • Blood pressure drugs
  • Specialist who treat it

    Rheumatology

    Stories of Sjogren

    STORY
    Sjogren stories
    My story is so long I wong bore anyone with it, but here is the list of my diagnoisis. First dx with photosensitivity The hypothyroidism then lupus for which was changed to scleroderma then was changed to UCTD Then Raynauds microscopic colitis ...
    Sjogren stories
    My name is Barbara Weber and I suffer from this disease called Sarcoidosis. It affects your body’s organs for example skin, heart, kidneys, but mainly the lungs. In people who have Sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some of...
    Sjogren stories
    Born in Melbourne in the early 60s to Italian parents, I remember at the age of 6 screaming to my parents, as yet again I had a pasta dish for dinner, “I don’t like pasta! I love rice. Why can’t I just have rice”.  I neve...
    Sjogren stories
    It all started in the summer of 2003. I had a really bad pain in my knees and contacted my doctor. She took a lot of tests and found really high rheumatological markers in my blood. So she sent me too our local hospital and one of our topp profe...
    Sjogren stories
    I started with symptoms at age 17. Doctors would blame it on hormones and blow it off. I finally asked my nurse practitioner to refer me to a rheumatoligist. She did and I was tested for Sjogren's. My bloodwork seems to show Lupus also, but I do not ...

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    Statistics of Sjogren

    68 people with Sjogren have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Sjogren is 1277 points (35 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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