Sjögren's Syndrome

Overview

Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder, targets moisture-producing glands and can cause systemic symptoms, including fatigue and joint pain. Typically, it affects women around the age of menopause and often occurs with other immune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

The main symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth. There is no permanent treatment, but eye surgery and nonsurgical treatments, such as eye drops and other medications, can ease the severity of symptoms.

Basics