A misdiagnosed autoimmune disease is not the type of problem that anyone should ever be forced to deal with if they do not have to. This is what happens when we try to play doctor and Google our own ailments. As a result, we often end up misdiagnosing ourselves. SjÃ¶gren's syndrome is one of the more commonly misdiagnosed autoimmune disorders because of all the symptoms that are often attributed to other ailments.
Dry eyes is chief among these symptoms. When we experience SjÃ¶gren's syndrome, the tear ducts will often become inflamed. This causes them to stop working in the manner that we have become accustomed to. If you are constantly using eye drops and it feels like your eyes are filled with sand, this could be an indication that you are dealing with this autoimmune disorder. Dry mouth is also caused by SjÃ¶gren's syndrome.
The body stops producing enough saliva when we experience this disorder. Cavities and peeling lips are also major warning signs. Pain and fatigue in the joints should be monitored because they are one of the first warning signs that people with SjÃ¶gren's experience. Feeling achy and tired at the wrong times of the day? This could mean that you experiencing the onset of SjÃ¶gren's.
Those who are diagnosed with SjÃ¶gren's are also more susceptible to the outbreak of rashes and other skin conditions. The skin becomes thinner and the sun is what causes these rashes to flare up even further. If sexual intercourse is becoming painful, this can often be a sign of SjÃ¶gren's. Any prolonged vaginal dryness is something that needs to be monitored more closely.
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