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									Eliminate Debilitation from Sjorgren's Syndrome

Written by Bob Stevens
Monday, 21 September 2009 11:14 -

While most people are not familiar with Sjorgen's syndrome, this is a serious disease affecting
more than 4 million people each year in the United States alone. The disease is an autoimmune
disorder whereby the individual's body attacks the mucous membranes of the body-such as the
eyes, mouth, and nasal passages. There is no cure at this time. by BobStevens

 While most people are not familiar with Sjorgen's syndrome, this is a serious disease affecting
more than 4 million people each year in the United States alone. The disease is an autoimmune
disorder whereby the individual's body attacks the mucous membranes of the body-such as the
eyes, mouth, and nasal passages. There is no cure at this time.

 The body's mucous membranes are designed to stay moist, but they do not work effectively in
people who have Sjorgen's syndrome. Consequently, most treatments focus on rehydrating the
body's tissues and reinforcing the immune system. Treatments-including some alternative
treatments-can help improve the quality of life even though they are not a cure.

 Women with Sjorgren's syndrome can experience vaginal dryness in addition to the dry mouth,
eyes, and nasal passages associated with the disease in both genders. Eyes can also be
sensitive to light. As a result of this dryness, people with Sjorgren's syndrome may have
difficulty swallowing, speaking clearly, tasting food, or keeping their teeth healthy and free from
cavities.

 In addition, symptoms can include skin rashes, joint pain, fatigue, and dry, itchy skin overall.
The treatments currently available do help relieve dryness of the eyes and mouth; however,
they are only effective for a limited period of time. When the medication wears off, so do the
benefits, so these medications must be used frequently or continuously to provide relief.

 The alternative treatments that are popular include: acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutritional
supplements, and homeopathy. The small amount of research that has been conducted into
alternative remedies for Sjorgren's syndrome suggests that Willow Bark can be used effectively
to counter the dryness of mouth which then helps to improve speech, and minimize cavity
formation. Damage to the taste buds can be more lasting. The same research has also
suggested that supplements containing the fatty oil Omega 3 are helpful in treating dry eyes.

 Lifestyle changes and adapting certain conditions in your home environment can also bring
some relief. For example you can use a humidifier to moisten the atmosphere, ensure that you
have plenty of fluids on hand to moisten your mouth, and various creams and lotions to
rehydrate the skin. The female vagina can also be affected with dryness because of Sjorgren's
syndrome, so having some vaginal creams on hand too will bring relief as and when necessary.

 In addition, it is also helpful to eliminate or minimize drafts in your home or office. Fans, drafts,
and anything causing rapid air movement exacerbate the drying effects in people with
Sjorgren's syndrome. The eyes, mouth, and nasal passages are most susceptible. Some
people benefit from wearing a mask when they sleep. Others find warm, wet compresses
helpful for dry eyes. Over-the-counter eye creams and drops can also help moisten the eyes. If
you will be focusing on paperwork for long periods of time, take frequent breaks and apply eye
drops to remoisten eyes as needed.



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Eliminate Debilitation from Sjorgren's Syndrome

Written by Bob Stevens
Monday, 21 September 2009 11:14 -

 Make no mistake about it, Sjorgren's syndrome is a very serious affliction and you are advised
to keep in regular touch with your doctor and to discuss any alternative treatments with him/her.
Dry eyes can result in damage to the corneas, and what with the increased danger of cavities
means that you must consult an ophthalmic practitioner and a dental surgeon at least three
times per year. One can clearly live with Sjorgren's and enjoy a good quality of life with the right
medications and alternative treatments in place.

 About the Author:
 The author Bob Stevens is a natural practitioner, and has been in the field of health for over 15
years. His interest is in educating and helping individuals return to a better state of health. Feel
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