Mayo Clinic Sjogren’s Information

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The Mayo clinic also has good info about Shogren’s Syndrome.

Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is a disorder of your immune system identified by its two most common symptoms — dry eyes and a dry mouth.

Sjogren’s syndrome often accompanies other immune-system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In Sjogren’s syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first — resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva.

Although you can develop Sjogren’s syndrome at any age, most people are older than 40 at the time of diagnosis. The condition is much more common in women. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, which often subside with time.

Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation

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When the doctor first told me I had Sjogren’s Syndrome I had no idea what he was talking about and he was not very helpful.  I began my education with the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation’s website. www.sjogrens.org

Here is a quick definition of Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Today, as many as 4 million Americans are living with this disease.

Although the hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, Sjögren’s also causes serious complications throughout the entire body…