Question: Will Sjogrens shorten my life?

In most people with Sjögren syndrome, dry eyes and dry mouth are the primary features of the disorder, and general health and life expectancy are largely unaffected. However, in some cases the immune system also attacks and damages other organs and tissues.

Does sjogrens get worse over time?

Symptoms can vary over time and may improve, worsen, or even go away completely for periods of time. Dry eyes and mouth do not always mean Sjögrens syndrome. The symptoms are common and can be caused by other medical disorders, by some medications, and by anxiety.

What are the long term effects of Sjogrens syndrome?

In addition to the classic symptoms associated with Sjögrens syndrome (dry mouth and dry eyes), people with the disorder also have a higher risk of developing diseases of the lung (called interstitial pneumonitis), diseases of the kidneys (interstitial nephritis), and thyroid gland abnormalities.

How serious is sjogrens?

Sjogrens is a serious condition, but timely treatment can mean that complications are less likely to develop, and tissue damage is less likely to occur. Once treated, an individual can usually manage the condition well. Sjogrens can develop at any age, but most diagnoses occur after the age of 40 years.

Can Sjogrens cause death?

Results. We identified 10 studies with 7888 patients (91% females) with pSS, of whom 682 patients died over a median average follow-up of 9 years. The pooled standardized mortality ratio in patients with pSS was 1.38 (95% CI 0.94, 2.01).

Is sjogrens a disability?

The SSA lists Sjogrens syndrome as a recognized disability, but people who are diagnosed with the disorder must meet the eligibility criteria in order to qualify for benefits.

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