Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren's (“SHOW-grins”) Syndrome is an autoimmune disease which occurs when the body’s white blood cells mistakenly attack moisture producing glands. This can cause inflammation and a significant reduction in the quantity and quality of the moisture these glands produce.

Whom it affects


  • 4 million Americans1
  • 90% of them are women
  • Typical onset age is in the late 40’s, but it can strike at any age

What it is


  • One of the most common autoimmune disorders
  • It is not curable, but its symptoms are generally treatable

How your tears work


  • One of the most common autoimmune disorders
  • It is not curable, but its symptoms are generally treatable

Symptoms


  • Primary symptoms include dry eye and dry mouth
  • Other symptoms can also include joint pain and fatigue

See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment

Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation

For more than 25 years, the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation has been dedicated to improving the lives of patients with Sjögren's – increasing awareness, providing education, and advocating for research to find a cure.For more information visit sjogrens.org

 

SYSTANE® is a proud supporter of the Foundation.

 

References:
  1. www.sjogrens.org
  2. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4929-sjögrens-syndrome