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Sjogren's syndrome

Sjogren's (pronounced Show-grin's) syndrome is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks glands that secrete fluid, such as the tear and saliva glands.
Symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome
The most commonly reported symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome are a dry mouth and dry eyes, both of which can lead to other associated symptoms.
Causes of Sjogren's syndrome
It is not known exactly what causes Sjogren's syndrome, but it is thought to be linked to a problem with the immune system.
Diagnosing Sjogren's syndrome
Sjogren's syndrome can be difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms are similar to those of other health conditions.
Treating Sjogren's syndrome
There is no cure for Sjogren's syndrome, but treatment can help to relieve the symptoms, such as eye and mouth dryness.
Complications of Sjogren's syndrome
Sjogren's syndrome is not often life-threatening, but it is linked to more serious problems.