This autoimmune disease affects only the eyes and mouth. Another common condition globally, this disease starts when the immune system attacks healthy cells responsible for producing tears and saliva. The condition often accompanies other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
The only known treatments include the use of eye drops and in rare cases eye surgery. Adults above the age of 30 are most likely to develop this condition but mostly in tandem with other autoimmune diseases.
Specific Symptoms Of Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Joint pain and muscle pain due to underlying conditions.
- Fatigue on a usual basis.
- Abnormal taste is not unusual.
- Ulcers in the mouth and general dryness.
- You may have difficulty swallowing due to the dryness.
- Common symptoms include vaginal dryness, joint stiffness, dry skin, accompanying autoimmune diseases and dry eyes.