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What is sjogren

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Just got blood vwork back that points in thi direction

Doctor's Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?

Inflamation in hands .......female and have man hands......migrains.......fatige

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No have seen the same dr for 20 years

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i feel weak all the time......have noticed i cant lift anything like i used to...just kept thinking it was because getting older
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Sjögren syndrome is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltrates in exocrine organs (which secrete various body fluids).

So it can affect tear glands (cause dry eyes), salivary gland (cause dry mouth) and enlarged parotid gland.

Fatigue and muscle weakness is a common feature of the disease.

It can also affect various other organs of the body including muscles and joints.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Sjogren can also affect;

Blood vessels

Kidneys.

Joints

Bone marrow

Lungs

Nerves.

It is considered as an autoimmune disorder where our body may destroy even normal body tissue.

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