Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that essentially affects salivary and lacrimal glands. These glands help the body to create moisture in the eyes and mouth, in the form of saliva and tears. While dry mouth is a common symptom of Sjogren’s Syndrome, other signs of Sjogren’s Syndrome consist of joint pain, rashes, fatigue, dry skin, inflammation of organs and many more. When a person is suffering from Sjogren’s Syndrome, his/he body fails to produce enough moisture.
HOW IS SJOGREN'S SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A general physician observes the symptoms and does imaging tests like CT scan along with eyes testing and blood tests to check for the signs of the same.
HOW IS SJOGREN'S SYNDROME TREATED?
Usually the doctor prescribes medication for reducing the effect of symptoms. Artificial tear drops, mouth lubricants, estrogen creams and steroid drugs are recommended for use.
DID YOU KNOW?
This syndrome creates greater risk for lymphatic cancer.