Sjogren’s syndrome is more commonly referred to as either dry eye or dry mouth syndrome. It occurs when the body’s autoimmune system does not work properly and starts to attack the cells of the body that produce both tears and saliva. Therefore, it is considered to be an autoimmune disorder. This condition tends to target women aged fourty and above, although people of all genders and age groups can be affected. The most common symptoms include various infections of the mouth and eyes as well as infections within the breathing passages as well as other glands and tissues of the body. Keep reading to learn about the most common symptoms of this condition and to learn what to look out for.
Arguably the most serious indicator of Sjogren’s syndrome is neuropathy, which is the result of inflammation or damage to the peripheral nerves. Symptoms of this neuropathy are coldness, numbness, or a burning sensation of the skin. Muscles can also become weak or imbalances. Unfortunately, even after being tested, it is often not detected. In more extreme cases, this condition can lead to autonomic neuropathy. Symptoms of this neuropathy include an irregular heartbeat, breathing issues and gastrointestinal disorders.
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