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.
An Overview of Dry Mouth
Dry mouth can be caused by a number of conditions - and can lead to serious dental problems. WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of dry mouth.
An Overview of Lupus
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