Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is a disorder of your immune system identified by its two most common symptoms — dry eyes and a dry mouth.
Sjogren’s syndrome often accompanies other immune-system disorders (autoimmune disease), such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In Sjogren’s syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first — resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva.
Although you can develop Sjogren’s syndrome at any age, most people are older than 40 at the time of diagnosis. The condition is much more common in women. Medical treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, which often subside with time. I do not do this!!!
Meet with me and we will explore your personal health journey to correct the imbalance, improve symptoms and heal your body. As your tissues continue to heal, we will discuss risk factors to be aware of to avoid any further flare ups.
Check out our Sjogrens Syndrome blog!
If you know of anyone who is suffering from this chronic illness, give me a call. Lets find the problem!
Family Nurse Practitioner
Salt Lake City, Utah
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American Wellness and Rehab Clinic
677 West 5300 South
Murray, Utah 84123
tel: (801) 327-8700