Sjögren’s syndrome

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory systemic disorder resulting from the abnormal function of certain immune cells, which damage the glands that produce tears and saliva.


  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth (causing dental issues)
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain

Risk factors

  • Female gender
  • Genetic factors

Diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome

  • Detailed medical history and physical examination
  • Laboratory testing  

Treating Sjögren’s syndrome

  • Artificial tears to keep your eyes moist and prevent damage to your cornea
  • Lozenges and other interventions for dry mouth
  • Physical therapy and exercise programs for joint pain and fatigue
  • Medications: NSAIDs or immune suppressive treatment


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