Those living with Sjögren's can find comfort in knowing there are others with the disease. Many people feel they learn the most from one another in support groups. The Sjögren's syndrome Philadelphia-area support group is based at Penn Medicine University City.
Living with Sjögren's symptoms such as dry eyes and dry mouth can be difficult, but these symptoms are manageable with the use of over-the counter products such as preservative-free artificial tears, artificial saliva, unscented skin lotions and saline nasal sprays. (Patients should always consult with their doctor when using these products.) In addition, recipes that promote saliva flow can help in the treatment of dry mouth.
There are many ways to cope with and manage the symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome so that you can live a more comfortable life.
Dietary changes can help reduce the symptoms associated with Sjögren's syndrome.