Sjogrens Syndrome Information

Sjogren's is a chronic autoimmune disease where the white blood cells in one's body attack their moisture-producing glands - namely tear and salivary glands. There are as many as then million people world wide living with this disease.

The disease was first identified in 1933 by Dr. Henrik Sjogren. Sjogren's syndrome occurs across all racial and ethnic groups. General awareness about Sjogren's syndrome is still lacking including the physicians

Sjogren's syndrome facts

  • Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease
  • Sjogren's syndrome involves inflammation of glands (in particular Eye and Mouth) and other issues of the body.
  • About 90% of Sjogren's syndrome patients are female.
  • Sjogren's syndrome can be complicated by infections of the eyes, breathing passages, and mouth
  • Sjogren's syndrome is typically associated with antibodies against a variety of body tissues (auto antibodies)
  • Diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome can be confirmed with a saliva-gland biopsy.
  • Treatment of patients with Sjogren's syndrome is directed toward the particular areas of the body that are involved and complications, such as infection.

Sjogrens syndrome is the most prevalent autoimmune disorders. Ninety percent of the people are women.

Sjogren's Syndrome Symptoms

Those with Sjogren's syndrome often have a feeling of sand or grit in the eyes, swollen salivary glands, difficulty swallowing, and a decreased sense of taste. Learn more

Types of Sjogren's Syndrome: Primary and Secondary

Sjogren's syndrome may present as primary Sjogren syndrome or as secondary Sjogren syndrome. This greatly affects the severity of the disorder. Learn more

Sjogren's Syndrome Diagnosis

The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation says that the average time to diagnose a symptomatic person can be more than six years. NIH recently published new guide lines that define the diagnostic criteria. Learn more

Treatments for Sjogren's Syndrome

In addition to TheraLife Autoimmune. Learn about the traditional Sjogren's syndrome treatments offered by the medical community. Learn More

Natural Remedies for Sjogren's Syndrome

Tips for Sjogren's survival will be discussed here that can help cope with living with Sjogren's in daily basis. Read More

Diet for Sjogren's syndrome

You are what you eat! The right diet can reduct inflammation, clear toxins, and make you feel more energetic. Learn how to do an elimination diet to find out which foods are right for you. Click here

Complications of Sjogrens Syndrome

As the disease progress, other complications can occur such as pneumonia, vacuities which can be very debilitating. Learn More

Sjogren's Syndrome with Rheumatoid Arthritis

One of the major "Secondary Sjogren's" is the co-existence of Sjogren's with rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms of both diseases overlap. Read more

Sjogren's Syndrome with Lupus

The other autoimmune disorder that tend to co-exist with Sjogren's is Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE). Learn about the signs and symptoms of people with Sjogren's Syndrome and Lupus. Read more

Sjogren's Syndrom Prevention

There is no prevention for developing Sjogren's syndrome. It is thought to be genetic or cause by viral infections. Read more

Who is at risk of Sjogren's Syndrome

The vast majority of people with Sjogren's syndrome are women, and it generally appears mostly in the 30's and 40's. However Sjogren's syndrome can affect all age groups, and it can occur in all races. You may be at higher risk of developing Sjogren's syndrome if other members of your family had the condition. There is no way to prevent Sjogren's syndrome or reduce your risk of developing the condition.

Sjogren's Statistics

Sjogren's syndrome can affect anyone at any age, but about 90% of those affected are women. the majority of whom are older than 40. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), range of 1 to 4 million people in the United States have Sjogren's syndrome which translates to 10 million people worldwide. Read more