Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized classically by dry eyes (xerophthalmia) and dry mouth (xerostomia), secondary to white blood cell attack on the moisture producing glands and mucous membranes. Patients may also experience skin, nose and vaginal dryness as well, and sometimes suffer other symptoms in common with many autoimmune diseases, such as joint/muscle pain and chronic fatigue. There
Sjögren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune condition that mostly affects women. The condition occurs when white blood cells go after and deplete moisture-producing glands. Symptoms include dry eye, dry mouth, and skin dryness. Sjögren’s can also affect the primary organs such as the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver and pancreas. In this section, we will cover managing Sjögren’s Syndrome through pregnancy, breastfeeding and while raising kids both as a primary condition and paired with other autoimmune diseases.