causes of sjogren's syndrome
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Sjogren''s syndrome signal
Zhang Director reminded, if the following conditions should be wary of Sjogren''s syndrome -
1, dry mouth: dry mouth feeling up to 3 months or more, the early patients often lack a sense of saliva, dry mouth or sticky mouth, was followed by difficulty swallowing, eating dry food (eg biscuits) must be swallowed with water at night can be Erzhi wake up because of dry mouth.
Expert explained: Dry mouth syndrome is due to the secretion of saliva gland destruction by the immune cells, resulting in reduced secretion of saliva, but the patient''s body does not dry, so often like a small amount of water many times. This is not the same as thirst and diabetes, diabetes, blood thirst is due to increased osmotic diuresis leading body of water, patients need to drink plenty of water to add moisture.
2, severe dental caries: a short time (months or years) the rapid emergence of dental caries, or tooth loss.
Expert explained: Sjogren''s syndrome patients because the destruction of the salivary glands, saliva secretion decreased, loss of function of saliva clean mouth, so the performance of the patient in addition to dry mouth, there are oral discomfort, mouth pain, bad breath, tooth decay increased significantly. In severe cases, in a short time (months or years) in all teeth rot, leaving only residual roots of teeth, which decay in medicine called "rampant caries."
3, dry eye: a dry eye symptoms more than 3 months; in the absence of cases of eye diseases such as trachoma, the eye with a sense of sand; have to use artificial tears every day for the Run eyes. If you have dry eye eye exam tips, suggestions and then check the Rheumatology specialist, to determine whether suffering from Sjogren''s syndrome.
Expert explained: Because the lacrimal gland damage by their own immune cells, resulting in Sjogren''s syndrome patients had symptoms of dry eyes. Patients often intraocular foreign body sensation, burning, itchy eyes, dry eyes, visual blurring, difficulty in the early morning when the eyes open. With the progression of the disease, the frequent conjunctivitis, the patient even in the sad also "tears."
4, vaginal dry: 1 / 3 of patients with Sjogren''s syndrome can occur vulvar and vaginal dryness, severe burning sensation, or may have vaginal intercourse difficult. Gynecological examination showed mucosal dry.
Expert explained: vaginal mucus glands are exocrine gland, the damage by its own immune cells, resulting in Sjogren''s syndrome patients with vaginal dryness, even in the excitement of sex, the vagina has little or no secretion of gynecological patients prone to infection , the proposed use of water-soluble lubricant life.
In addition, if unexplained or recurrent joint pain, persistent salivary glands (parotid) nodes also should be noted that the investigation Sjogren''s syndrome.
Tips: early to troubleshoot the Division of Rheumatology
Zhang Director noted that the "dry syndrome" not only violated the lacrimal gland, salivary glands and other exocrine glands, but also involving other important internal organs such as lung, liver, pancreas, kidney and blood system, nervous system, the clinical manifestations of complex. Therefore, patients need to find a doctor Division of Rheumatology comprehensive examination, blood tests done ANA (antinuclear antibody), anti-SSA and anti SSB can be confirmed.
Although no cure for this disease, but if timely treatment of patients for dry eyes, dry mouth, dry vagina and other symptomatic treatment, can significantly relieve symptoms. When the outer eye and mouth glands of systemic damage, you need to apply the immunosuppressive therapy, do not further delay, delay in treatment time.
(Editor: Zi Qi)