Sjogren's syndrome , is an autoimmune disease in which the white blood cells attack the saliva glands, tear glands, and other tissues due to the inflammation in salivary and tear glands. Sjogren's syndrome decreases the production of tears and saliva which leads to dry eyes and dry mouth. Any age group can be affected but people older than 40 and more affected and females are more in number.

Sjogren's syndrome leads to dry mouth and eyes which decrease the production of tear and saliva. It leads to dryness of skin, nose, upper respiratory and vaginal area.
The condition is also related with other autoimmune disorders which also includes rheumatoid arthritis , systemic lupus erythematous, and primary biliary cholangitis. The chances for the complications to develop and tissue damage can be controlled with timely treatment

SYMPTOMS

Related to Dry Mouth

  • Constant dry cough
  • Difficulty in speaking and swallowing
  • Hoarseness in voice
  • Recurrent fungal infections in the mouth (oral thrush), tongue coated or white
  • Tooth decay and gum disease

Associated with Dry Eyes

  • A sensation in one or both eyes similar to the irritation caused by foreign material, such as sand or gravel
  • Heavy eyes
  • Itchy sensation
  • Discharge of mucus from the eyes
  • Photophobia, or sensitivity to light
  • Stinging or burning eyes
  • Swollen and irritated eyelids
  • Blurred vision

As it is an autoimmune disorder and in some cases the immune system attacks and harms the body itself which results in these signs and symptoms.

  • General tiredness
  • Aching muscles
  • Inflammation of joints, as well as stiffness and pain
  • Numbness and pain in the arms or legs
  • Lung disease
  • Hands feel painful, cold and numbness
  • Vasculitis, where the blood vessels become inflamed

CAUSES

  • Viral or bacterial infection may trigger the disease
  • Genetic
  • Environment
  • As females are more prone to be affected, menopause is counted to be a cause

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood tests
  • Eye tests
  • Biopsy
  • Persistent dry eyes and mouth for over 3 months
  • A frequent need to drink when trying to swallow food
  • A lip biopsy showing focal lymphocytic inflammation
  • Measuring salivary flow rates

COMPLICATIONS

The complications related with Sjogren's syndrome mostly affect the eyes and the mouth. Blurred vision and other vision problems due to dryness of eyes

  • Sensitivity to light (Photophobia) and damage to the cornea
  • Dental cavities due to dryness of mouth
  • Fungal infections in the mouth, such as oral thrush

Ayurvedic Point of View About Sjogren's Syndrome

According to Ayurveda , the immune disorder is the main cause for the disturbance of the three factors or the oja & doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha of the body which control, manages and governs the working of body organs. Vata & Kapha dosha are more active because vata leads to dryness and kapha to low saliva formation.

Planet Ayurveda offers herbal treatment of a combination of herbs which help to balance the immune system and the doshas. All herbal formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda are pure and natural, also 100% vegetarian

  1. SHILAJIT
  2. ASHWAGANDHA
  3. GREEN ESSENTIALS
  4. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN
  5. YOUTH RESTORA

Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an herbal remedy which is known to satisfactory result in curing Sjogren Syndrome. The function of Ashwagandha is so active that it decreases the growth of the organisms of this disease. It lessens the discomfort of the patients. It reduces fatigue, stress etc. Ashwagandha has the ability to strengthen the immune system and its anti-inflammatory action is also very intense. It provides relief from numbness and burning sensation.

1-2 capsules twice, with plain water after meals.

Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Capsules available in Planet Ayurveda are formed by using purified standardized extract of Himalayan Shilajit which acts as a potent natural remedy for Sjogren's syndrome. It works as an effective supplement to enhance the immunity along with having an anti-inflammatory effect. It is able to fight against weakness, fatigue, tiredness in the affected person.

1 -2 Capsules, twice, with plain water or milk after meals.

Green Essentials Cap

These capsules can smoothen the formation of blood and repair tissue as it is prepared from a number of strong herbs which have the potential and function of anti-inflammatory and are loaded with minerals, iron and vitamins, including Vitamin B complex. The herbs which are the main components of Green Essential capsules are: Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), Wheat Grass (Triticulum aestivum), Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), Amla (Emblica Officinalis), Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris), and Spirulina (Spirulina platensis).

The combination of these herbs can strengthen the immune system, eliminate toxins out from blood and liver, combat free radicals, fight against infections, and improve the body's energy levels.

1-2 capsules, twice a day, after meals, with plain water.

Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia-Curcumin capsules manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are helpful in fighting against the reasons or the antibodies causing Sjogren's syndrome. Boswellia Curcumin is one of the most efficient and effective herbal remedies for the treatment of this syndrome. It is formed by the combination of anti-inflammatory herbs Shallaki and Curcumin (an active ingredient of turmeric) which helps the body to give complete immune support.

Shalaki (Boswellia serrata):This herb is a tremendous natural remedy, comprising of boswellic acids, which provide an anti-inflammatory action.

Curcumin (Curcuma Longa):Curcumin is enriched with anti-inflammatory actions along with anti-oxidant properties.

1-2 cap. Twice with plain water after meals.

Youth Restora

Youth Restora, is an herbal ayurvedic preparation by Planet Ayurveda which improves and boosts the metabolism and removes free radicals from the body. It is a mixture of herbs

Bhumi amla – Phyllanthus niruri
Grape seeds – Vitis viniferaGreen tea – Camellia sinensis
Cow colostrum – Bovine colostrum

1-2 cap. Twice with plain water after meals.

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Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com