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Signs and Symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren's Signs and Symptoms in Encinitas Area

Sjogren’s syndrome is a rheumatic, autoimmune condition that can affect the entire body. Affecting ten times more women than men, it is most often diagnosed in middle-age. There is no specific FDA-approved immune therapy for Sjogren’s. However, there are effective methods to relieve symptoms and complications. Knowing the signs and symptoms of Sjogren’s can help determine a diagnosis. Approximately half of the individuals with Sjogren’s have another autoimmune disorder. At Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, California, we have expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions such as Sjogren’s.   Signs and Symptoms of Sjogren’s  The two most common symptoms of … Continue reading

Myriad treatments in Encinitas, CA ease Sjögren’s syndrome symptoms and prevent irreversible damage

Sjogren's Syndrome Symptoms and Treatments in Encinitas Area

Sjögren’s syndrome can potentially affect many different parts of the body. Frequently, this autoimmune condition damages the ability of the mucus membranes and glands to produce adequate tears and saliva. So, dryness is commonly associated with Sjögren’s. While no single medication has been conclusively proven to slow the progression of the disease, there are many drugs available to ease symptoms. Without intervention, these symptoms can lead to oral and ocular damage, and damage to internal organs such as the lungs, liver, and pancreas. A board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, is well-versed in Sjögren’s syndrome … Continue reading

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