Sjögren's Syndrome Symptoms
In the eyes, limits the production of tears, leading to dryness and itchiness. In the mouth, it decreases saliva production, causing a parched, sticky feeling (sometimes called “cottonmouth”) and difficulty swallowing, speaking, and tasting food. Such decreased saliva can also lead to dental problems, like cavities, because saliva helps protect the teeth and gums from bacteria. In some cases, dryness may also affect the nose and throat, contributing to a persistent non-productive cough.
Roughly 90% of all Sjögren's syndrome patients are women and since the condition often affects people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or other autoimmune diseases, it can be overlooked or misdiagnosed.
As mentioned above, Sjögren's usually involves the eyes and mouth, but it can also impact the joints, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, digestive organs, and central nervous system. In such cases, Sjögren's can cause inflammation that leads to bronchitis, other lung problems, or issues with kidney or liver function.
Common Sjögren's Syndrome Symptoms Checklist:
- Dry, itchy eyes
- Dry mouth
- Dehydrated, cracked lips
- Difficulty swallowing, speaking, or tasting food
- Swollen salivary glands
- Dry skin
- Burning sensation in the throat
- Oral thrush (a type of yeast infection)
- Joint pain and swelling
- Chronic dry cough
- Vision problems including damage to the cornea
- Vaginal dryness
Speak with a Mymee Health Coach about Your Sjögren's Syndrome Symptoms
In your first virtual session with a Mymee Health Coach, you can expect to be truly listened to about your individual Sjögren's syndrome experience. Backed by a board-certified rheumatologist and a licensed naturopathic doctor, our Health Coaches work with you over time to create a personalized Sjögren's treatment plan to identify and remove your symptom triggers.
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Sjögren's Syndrome Success Stories
Going into the program I was hoping for a positive outcome, but I never imagined I'd be where I am today.- Shannon
By session 7 I was amazed at how much better I was, and no longer had to focus on my body pain, nausea, and dysphagia anymore.I don't feel scared of my body anymore.- Sarah