Sjogren's Syndrome Overview
What is Sjogren's syndrome?
A person with Sjogren's syndrome has dryness of the mouth, eyes, and other tissues in the body. Sjogren's syndrome is caused by an abnormal immune system, which normally fights infections. For some reason, the immune system attacks normal tissues in the body, resulting in breakdown of the tissue. The cause of the abnormal immune system in Sjogren's syndrome is unknown. Sjogren's syndrome may occur with other immune system disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
What are the symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome?
Symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome include eye dryness, eye pain, eye redness, dry mouth, mouth ulcers, dry nose, dry throat, dry skin, vaginal dryness, joint pains, joint swelling, and parotid gland swelling.
How does the doctor treat Sjogren's syndrome?
Treatment for Sjogren's syndrome may include eye drops, medications that stimulate the body to produce saliva, and strong anti-inflammatory medications.
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