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Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. It affects an estimated 4 million Americans. The hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, but Sjogren's syndrome can cause serious complications throughout the entire body. Examine the causes of Sjogren's, who's at risk and how to live a full life with the condition.

Guests

Lee Shapiro, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Rheumatologist in practice with The Center for Rheumatology in Albany, NY.

Steven Taylor
Chief Executive Officer of the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation.

Related Resources

• The American College of Rheumatology offers facts on Sjögren's diagnosis and treatment, as well as a listing of area rheumatologist.
 
• The American Dental Association presents oral health tips for dealing with dry mouth..
 
• The Arthritis Foundation provides information on medications used to treat Sjögren's syndrome and other information.
 
• The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research offers comprehensive information about Sjögren's symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, tests, diagnosis, treatments, drugs, lifestyles and home remedies.
 
MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers information on Sjögren's syndrome.
 
The National Eye Institute presents information about dry eye.
 
• The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke presents information on Sjögren's syndrome, including research topics.
 
• The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation is the only national non-profit organization focused on increasing research, education and awareness for Sjögren's syndrome.
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