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my wife is 42. Recently she has been dioganised Sjogren's syndrome .?
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Default my wife is 42. Recently she has been dioganised Sjogren's syndrome .? - 01-23-2009, 10:14 AM

Her main complaint is fatigue and dryness in mouth . can any one guide me
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Default 02-02-2009, 05:01 PM

I would assume if she was recently diagnosed she has a physician that she will be seeing to manage her symptoms. You can probably find all kinds of support information on the web, but basically Sjogren's is an autoimmune disorder. Dry eyes, dry mouth and fatigue are the most common symptoms. The immune system attacks it's own ability to make moisture for the mucous membranes.
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Default 04-08-2009, 11:21 PM

Hi m j.Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease, characterized by the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood that are directed against various tissues of the body.The treatment of patients with Sjogren's syndrome is directed toward the particular areas of the body that are involved and complications, such as for your situation - fatigue and dryness in mouth. There is no cure for Sjogren's syndrome.The dry mouth can be helped by drinking plenty of fluids, humidifying air, and good dental care to avoid dental decay. The glands can be stimulated to produce saliva by sucking on sugarless lemon drops or glycerin swabs. Additional treatment for the symptom of dry mouth are prescription medications that are saliva stimulants, such as pilocarpine (Salagen) and cevimeline (Evoxac).The Doctors believe fatty acid supplements could help to restore the chemical imbalance in the brain and alleviate the symptoms of fatigue. EPA which is found in omega 3 fish oil supplements may be particularly useful.Jason Homan
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