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Prognosis for Sjogren's Syndrome

Because the disease affects each person differently, doctors cannot predict how a person will be affected by Sjogren's syndrome.
The disease can damage vital organs of the body with symptoms that may remain stable, worsen, or go into remission. Some people may experience only the mild symptoms of dry eyes and mouth, while others go through cycles of good health followed by severe disease.
Many people are able to treat problems symptomatically. Others are forced to cope with blurred vision, constant eye discomfort, recurring mouth infections, swollen parotid glands, hoarseness, and difficulty in swallowing and eating. In addition, debilitating fatigue and joint pain can seriously impair a person's quality of life.
(Click Sjogren's Syndrome Prognosis for more information.)
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