The syndrome of Sjogren is an annoying but treatable condition. With an effective treatment, we can have a good quality of life. 1 the syndrome of Sjogren is autoimmune disease. The people with syndrome of Sjogren have abnormal proteins in the blood which indicates that the immune system is reacting against its own weaves of the body (autoimmune reaction). The syndrome of Sjogren also is considered like an inflammatory one that can affect different parts from the body. 2 of Sjogren can affect people of any age. The symptoms are developed generally between 45 and 55 years of age. The syndrome of Sjogren is much more frequent in women who in men, 9 of each 10 patients we are women.
3 Although the syndrome of Sjogren can affect different parts from the body, generally the syndrome of Sjogren affects the lachrymal and salivary glands.The result of the tears and the participation of the salivary gland dry eye and dryness in the mouth the associated most common symptoms with the syndrome of Sjogren. The patients with dry irritation in the experience of the eye, ardor or sensation of river sand in the eye. The dry mouth can cause that it is difficult to swallow certain foods. Some patients of Syndrome of Sjogren also undergo dryness of the skin, in the vagina, the nasal graves and the throat. 4 – The tear diminution and the saliva (the eyes droughts and dry mouth) can cause a greater risk of ocular and dental problems. The patients who suffer of resequedad in the eyes have a greater risk of infections in the eyes or infections around the eye. The dry mouth can cause decay, the gingivitis and aftas (oral infection by homgos). It is very important for the patients with syndrome of Sjogren to carry out periodic controls with an ophtalmologist and to the dentist.