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.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment
Find out how the right treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can help you prevent vision loss and slow down the disease.
Treatment for Dry Mouth
Treatment for dry mouth depends on what is causing the problem. Learn more from WebMD about different approaches to stimulating the salivary glands.