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About The Cause
Of Sjogren’s Syndrome
While the exact cause of Sjogren’s syndrome is
not known, there is growing scientific support for genetic, inherited factors.
The illness is sometimes found in other family members. It is also found more
commonly in families that have members with other
autoimmune illnesses, such as
systemic lupus erythematosus,
diabetes, etc. About 90% of Sjogren’s syndrome
patients are female.
Of Sjogren’s Syndrome
Symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome
can involve the glands, as above, but there are also possible effects of the
illness involving other organs of the body (extraglandular manifestations).
When the tear gland (lacrimal
gland) is inflamed from Sjogren’s, the resulting eye dryness can
progressively lead to eye irritation, decreased tear production, “gritty”
sensation, infection, and serious abrasion of the dome of the eye (cornea)
and vaginal dryness.
Inflammation of the salivary
glands can lead to mouth dryness, swallowing difficulties, dental decay, gum
disease, mouth sores and swelling, stones and/or infection of parotid gland
inside of the cheeks.
Other glands that can become
inflamed, though less commonly include those of the
lining of the breathing passages (leading to lung infections) and vagina
(sometimes noted as pain during intercourse).
of the glands) problems in Sjogren’s syndrome include joint pain or
inflammation (arthritis), Raynaud’s syndrome, lung inflammation, lymph
node enlargement, kidney, nerve, and muscle disease.
A rare serious
complication of Sjogren’s syndrome is inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis),
which can damage the tissues of the body that are supplied by these vessels.
A common disease that is
occasionally associated with Sjogren’s syndrome is
autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,
which can lead to abnormal hormone levels detected by thyroid blood tests.
Heartburn and difficulty swallowing can result from
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), another common condition
associated with it. A rare disease that is uncommonly
associated with Sjogren’s is primary biliary cirrhosis, an immune disease of
the liver that leads to scarring of the liver tissue. A small percentage
also develop cancer of
the lymph glands, lymphoma. This usually develops after many years with
Sjogren’s Syndrome Symptoms
Sjogren’s syndrome is an
autoimmune disease, characterized by the abnormal production of antibodies
in the blood that are directed against various tissues of the body.
Symptoms include combination
of dry eyes, dry mouth, and another diseases of the connective tissues, most
commonly rheumatoid arthritis.
Sjogren’s syndromeis caused by
inflammation in the glands of the body. Inflammation of the lacrimal glands
leads to decreased water production for tears and eye dryness.
Inflammation of salivary
glands leads to mouth dryness.
Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome:
involves the gland inflammation resulting in dryness of the eyes and mouth,
etc.), but not associated with a connective tissue disease.
Syndrome: involves not only gland inflammation, but is associated with a
connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus
erythematosus, or scleroderma.
Sjogren’s Syndrome and Homeopathy
remedies include: Antim-crud, Brass-n-o, Cuprum, Dulcamara, Fl-acid, Lapr,
Nux-m, Pert-vc, Puls Silica, Tub, Tub-m, Brass-n-o
Most commonly used remedies for
Sjogren’s Syndrome are:
A very general condition corresponding to this drug is dryness of mucous
membranes and skin, and tendency to paretic muscular states. Sluggish
functions, heaviness, numbness, and staggering, and the characteristic
constipation find an excellent remedy in Alumina. Disposition to colds in
the head, and eructations in spare, dry, thin subjects. Eyes feel cold. Lids
dry, burn, smart, thickened, aggravated in morning; chronic conjunctivitis.
Dry, sore; food cannot pass, esophagus contracted. Feels as if splinter or
plug were in throat. Irritable, and relaxed throat. Looks parched and
glazed. Clergyman’s sore throat in thin subjects. Thick, tenacious mucus
drops from posterior nares. Constant inclination to clear the throat. Skin
chapped and dry. Brittle nails. Intolerable itching when getting warm in
bed. Must scratch until it bleeds; then becomes painful. Brittle skin on
Great debility; most weakness felt in the
morning in bed. Coldness. Emaciation most notable in neck. Great liability
to take cold. Dry mucous membranes. Constrictive sensation throughout the
body. Great weakness and weariness. Oversensitive to all sorts of
influences. Cough from a tickling in the pit of stomach, accompanied by
stitches in liver and spurting of urine (Caust; Squilla). Stitches all over
chest. Cough, with bursting pain in head. Shortness of breath, especially on
going upstairs (Calc). Whooping-cough with flow of tears with cough.
Cold extremities, extreme dryness of mucous
membranes and skin. Strange feeling, with irresistible drowsiness.
Indicanuria. General inclination to become unconscious during acute attacks.
Oversensitive to smell; nosebleed, dark blood; dry, stopped up. Very dry.
Tongue adheres to roof of mouth; but no desire for water. Saliva like cotton
(Berb). Toothache in pregnancy. Tongue numb, paralyzed. Dryness of throat.
Paralytic weakness of intestines. Enormously distended. Stool is soft, and
yet is unable to expel it, even with long straining (Alum). Faintness during
or after stool. Protruding piles.