How is Sjogren's Syndrome Diagnosed?
The key hallmark of Sjogren’s is Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth. Often your blood tests ( serology) is either positive or negative. On average, it takes 7 years to diagnose Sjogren’s syndrome. Since 2012- the diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome in order for insurance coverage includes positive serology, positive lip biopsy and the presence of dry eyes, dry mouth.
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Sjogren’s Syndrome is anautoimmune condition that is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.
Awareness and recognition of Sjogren's syndrome is very important.
It is estimated that 1 - 4 million people have the disease in United States alone. Of this group, 90% are women. Sjogren's syndrome can occur at any age. Typically it is diagnosed after age 40 and can affect people of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
Sjogrens Syndrome is an autoimmune disease where one’s own immune system is attacking own body tissue, ion this case, mucus related tissues such as eyes, mouth, lungs, vaginal areas, and connective tissues resulting in a lot of inflammation. Inflammation in turn shuts down the normal functions of tissues, glands, and vital organs.
Many women have the disease but do not recognize the symptoms which are similar to those of other conditions including menopause.
Symptoms Of Sjogren's Syndrome
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- vaginal dryness
- dry skin
Primary Vs. Secondary Sjogren's Syndrome
- Primary Sjogren’sWhen only gland inflammation and resulting dry eyes and mouth are involved the disease is known as primary Sjogren's syndrome. Other symptoms may include:
- Joint pain
- lung inflammation
- enlarged lymph nodes
- kidney,, nerve, or muscle disease- burning tingling or numbing sensation of hands and feet.
- The disease is known as secondary Sjogren's syndrome when dry eye, dry mouth occur in conjunction with other connective tissue disease or autoimmune disease such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Diagnosis of Sjogren's SyndromeThe diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome is based largely on the detection of dry eyes and mouth. Helpful diagnostic tools that serve in making the diagnosis include:
- Schirmer’s test for dry eyes
- radiologic salivary scans
- salivary flow testing
- biopsy of salivary glands
- blood tests
- Sjogren's questionnaire
Treatment of Sjogren's SyndromeSjogren’s patients are often on potent immunosuppressive drugs that has tremendous side effects.
TheraLife Eye Autoimmune Can Help
TheraLife Eye Autoimmune is an alternative natural therapy that relieves multiple symptoms and make Sjogren’s more manageable.
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A person suffering with symptoms which may be due to Sjogren's syndrome must be aware of the need for medical assessment and the treatments available. Ignoring Sjogren's syndrome symptoms prolongs the suffering. Awareness leads to available help.
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