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Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome is considered primary when patients have no other rheumatic disease. Secondary Sjogren's syndrome develops in patients who do have another rheumatic disease.
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Sjogren's Syndrome - 10 Things You Should Know
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized primarily by dryness. The immune system targets moisture-producing glands.

Facts About Sjogren's Syndrome
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. Dry eyes and dry mouth characterize the syndrome, but there can be other complications.

Sjogren's Syndrome Screening Quiz
Sjogren's syndrome can occur as a primary condition or a secondary condition. Do you have symptoms associated with Sjogren's syndrome?

Guide to Sjogren's Syndrome
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system targets moisture-producing glands and causes dryness in the mouth and eyes. Primary Sjogren's syndrome occurs by itself. Secondary Sjogren's syndrome occurs with another disease.

Dry Mouth - Guide to Dry Mouth
Dry mouth can be a sign of certain diseases and conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. Dry mouth is more than uncomfortable, it can lead to serious health problems.

Dry Eyes - What You Should Know
Sjogren's syndrome is characterized by dry eyes.

What Is Sjogren's Syndrome?
Sjogren's syndrome is an arthritis-related condition. Dry eyes, dry mouth, joint pain, and fatigue are primary symptoms.

Sjogren syndrome
Sjogren syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by dry mouth, decreased tearing, and other dry mucous membranes. It is often associated with autoimmune rheumatic disorders.

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca - Dry eye syndrome
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a persistent dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva due to decreased function of the tear glands or increased evaporation of tears. The cornea may be thickened and visual acuity may be decreased. Associated with Sjogren's syndrome and in rare cases, it can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other similar diseases.

Dry eyes
Dry eyes are caused by a lack of tears. Tears are necessary for the normal lubrication of your eyes and to wash away particles and foreign bodies.

Amyloidosis - Rare Condition Secondary to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
Amyloidosis can be a primary condition or can be a secondary condition related to Sjogren's syndrome.

How to Treat Dry Eyes
Tips on how to treat dry eyes.

What Can I Do About Dry Eyes?
Tips on the treatment of dry eyes.

What Can I Do About Dry Mouth?
Tips on treating dry mouth.

What Can I Do About Dry Skin?
Tips on treating dry skin.

Dry skin
Dry skin is most common in your lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. The symptoms most often associated with dry skin include scaling, itching and cracks in the skin.

How to treat Dry Skin
Tips on treating dry skin.

Vaginal Dryness - Is there a drug-free relief for vaginal dryness?
Is there a drug-free treatment for vaginal drying?

Sexual intercourse - painful (Dyspareunia)
Pain can occur in the pelvic area during or soon after sexual intercourse. It can happen at any time during sex ( at the time of penetration, erection, or ejaculation). Eventually, if pain from intercourse is ongoing, you could lose interest in any sexual activity. A common cause is vaginal dryness or inadequate lubrication.

The Schirmer's Test (Tear test - Dry eye test)
The Schirmer's test determines whether the eye produces enough tears to keep it moist.

Sjogren's Syndrome - Patient Information
Patient information on Sjogren's Syndrome, from The American College of Rheumatology.

Dry.Org - Internet resources for Sjogren's Syndrome
Dry mouth, Dry eyes, Dry nose, Dry skin, Dry throat and Fatigue. Sjogren's Syndrome can cause any combination of these, and sometimes much, much more, from dry.org.

The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF)
The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation promises to make a difference in the lives of people with Sjögren's and their families by offering information and support, public awareness, education for medical professionals and advocacy for increased research, from SSF.

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