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Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Do you suffer from chronic, unexplainable dryness or itchiness of the eyes, dryness of the throat, sores in the mouth and pain in the joints?

Usually these symptoms last for years before people get properly diagnosed. Most of the time, without a diagnosis, our clients with such symptoms try to seek help from more than one doctor or TCM practitioner but ended up with problems unresolved. It was because autoimmune conditions are not easy to diagnose and there is no cure. However the symptoms may be managed & prevented by having a better diet and lifestyle.


About Sjogren’s syndrome.


Similar to rheumatoid arthritis, it is a chronic autoimmune disease whereby the body’s white blood cells start attacking the exocrine glands, especially the lacrimal (responsible for secreting tears) & salivary glands.


It can also lead to rashes and pain in the joints due to the inflammation of blood vessels. Sometimes it could lead to inflammation of vital organs such as the lungs and kidneys.


Causes?

1. Genetic

2. Hormonal: Women are more likely to develop Sjogren’s syndrome due to the female sex hormone, estrogen.

3. Environmental: Exposure to mutagens such as radiation or a chemical substance which cause genetic mutation.


A bad lifestyle of late nights, alcohol, diet of processed foods and sweet drinks, stress and emotional problems, all contribute to upsetting the hormones & worsening of the condition.

If you have been plagued by symptoms of pain, dryness, itchiness, fatigue, depression, you probably should consider taking a sabbatical leave & reorganize your life. One year in exchange of decades of wellness to come.


Jacelyn Tay 13/01/2021


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