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Sjögren's Syndrome

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What Is Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissue. It causes dry skin, dry eyes, and dry mouth because it attacks the glands that produce moisture. It is one of the most common autoimmune disorders in the U.S.

Symptoms can include:

  • Dry mouth

  • Dry eyes

  • Dry, peeling lips

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UR Medicine's Treatments for Sjögren's Syndrome

There is no cure for Sjögren syndrome, but treatments can help ease symptoms. UR Medicine rheumatologist will work with you to help manage your symptoms using medications including over the counter medicines.

If your symptoms affect other areas of the body, your UR Medicine provider might prescribe immunosuppressive medicines that are used to treat other autoimmune disorders. Pain medicine might be needed, too, depending on your symptoms.

What Sets Us Apart?

Having an immune system illness can sometimes keep you from doing things you enjoy. UR Medicine's Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology team is committed to providing you with the very best care possible—care that is centered around you and your needs, helping your symptoms and keeping you healthy.

  • Clinics that focus on specific illnesses and are located throughout the community
  • Information for you and your family about your illness and treatment plan
  • Information about new medications being studied by our doctors
  • Access to clinical trials

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