Sjogren's Syndrome and Digestive Problems
Inflammation in the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and liver can cause problems such as:
Inflammation can also cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and cirrhosis (hardening of the liver). Sjogren's syndrome is closely linked to a liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), which causes itching, fatigue, and, eventually, cirrhosis.
Treatment for these digestive problems varies, depending on the problem, but may include:
- Pain medicine
- Anti-inflammatory drugs