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Sjogren's syndrome is a disorder in your immune system that is characterized by dry mouth and dry eyes. The condition is often accompanied with other immune system disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. There is decreased production of tears and saliva as the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first.
HOW IS SJOGREN'S SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Sjogren’s Syndrome by examining the medical history of the patient and conducting a physical examination. In addition to this, the doctor may perform blood test to check for antibodies and a lip biopsy can help salivary gland production.
HOW IS SJOGREN'S SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment is based on the symptoms like using pilocarpine (Salagen) and cevimeline (Evoxac) for controlling the saliva. NSAIDS are used for helping with the pain. Hydroxychloroquine is used for diseases it causes like malaria. Excessive dry eyes may need surgery to provide relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
The condition is more common in women and is usually seen in people over 40 years of age although it can happen at any age.