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Sjogren Syndrome

Ayurveda about Sjogren syndrome

Allopathy treatment with synthetic  drugs will neither subside pain for longer duration nor completely cure the disease

Instead of using medication to get temporary relief, always treat the root cause, since Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disease and according to Ayurveda  ama is the root cause of any autoimmune disease, this makes treating ama the straightforward solution. Once ama balance is restored chances of further complications will reduce.

Along with ama, imbalance of tridoshas also worsens the condition, panchakarma may be prescribed for chronic cases but the diagnosis and treatment will be decided only after a consultation. Consultation regarding lifestyle, yoga and diet is done too.

In the early 1900s, Swedish physician Henrik Sjögren (SHOW-gren) first described a group of women whose chronic arthritis was accompanied by dry eyes and dry mouth. These two are the main hallmark symptoms of a condition known as “Sjogren′s syndrome”.

Sjogren′s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects the salivary and tear glands causing their dysfunction and inflammation, it is most commonly seen in women and generally above the age of 40.

Many patients develop Sjögren's syndrome as a complication of another autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. This condition can affect almost any organ system in the body including the lungs, kidney, and central nervous system.

What causes Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease, which means some external or internal factors cause our immune system to attack healthy cells.

Exactly what causes this abnormal response of the immune system is not clear. But the following factors may play a role:

  • Environmental factors.
  • Genetics.
  • Viral infections.
  • What are the Symptoms of Sjogren syndrome?
  • The symptoms of Sjogren's can be different from person to person
  • The characteristic symptoms of the disorder are dry eyes and dry mouth,
  • Eye symptoms include dryness, grittiness, itching, blurry vision and foreign body sensation. Lack of tears can cause permanent eye damage. discharge of mucus from the eyes
  • photophobia or sensitivity to light
  • stinging or burning eyes
  • swollen and irritated eyelids
  • Oral dryness can profoundly affect quality of life, interfering with basic daily functions such as  eating, swallowing, speaking, and sleeping. 
  • Reduction of salivary volume and subsequent loss of the antibacterial properties of saliva may accelerate infection, tooth decay
  • hoarseness or impaired voice
  • abnormality of taste or loss of taste
  • dry cough