Sjögren's syndrome is a disorder in which the immune system attacks the body's moisture-producing glands, such as the tear glands and the saliva glands, causing extreme dryness in the eyes and mouth. Other symptoms include eye itching and burning, fatigue, and joint pain. Sjogren's sometimes develops in people with other autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or scleroderma. Treatment includes the use of artificial tears, mouth lubricants, and saliva substitutes. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of Sjogren's causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
Sjogren's Syndrome Dry Mouth
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Sjogren's syndrome, a condition in which your eyes, mouth, and other parts of your body get dried out.
Arthritis and Sjögren's Syndrome
Learn about Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes symptoms like dry mouth and dry eyes.
Dry Eyes: Causes and Treatment
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What Causes Eye Problems?
Get information on common eye and vision problems, such as conjunctivitis, retinal detachment, dry eyes, cataracts, and glaucoma.