But, you don’t look sick: Life with Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by symptoms such as dry mouth and dry eyes. The body’s immune system basically attacks the healthy cells that produce saliva and tears. While dry eyes and mouth are common symptoms, many people with Sjogren’s also experience fatigue, joint pain, and even dysfunction of some organs like kidneys, …

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Dating with Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s syndrome affects more than 4,000,000 Americans making it one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases. Almost ninety percent of people affected by Sjogren’s are women. The most common symptoms associated with Sjogren’s syndrome are dry mouth and eyes, joint pain, and fatigue. Other organs like the kidneys, liver, and lungs can also be affected. …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren’s Syndrome: What’s the Link?

You’ve probably heard of the chronic autoimmune disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA. The inflammatory disorder affects joint linings causing painful swelling, and can even cause joint deformities over time. RA can also affect many structures aside from joints including the skin, eyes, heart, kidneys, and nerve tissue. Signs and symptoms may vary and can even …

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