What Is Sjögren's??

Sjögren’s is a chronic autoimmune disease that preferentially attacks and damages the salivary, tear and mucous-secreting glands, resulting in dry eye, dry mouth and swollen salivary glands but it can affect any organ causing serious complications. As many as 430,000 Canadians, mostly women live with this Sjögren’s yet it is often under-recognized, under-treated and under-diagnosed.

Sjögren’s News

Have You Tried a Neti Pot?

If you’re dealing with sinus problems, you know how miserable facial pain and clogged nasal passages can be. In their search for relief, many sinus sufferers have turned to nasal saline irrigation, a therapy that uses a salt and water solution to flush out the nasal...

30-Minute Anti-Inflammatory Spicy Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes *4 - 5 Servings Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgen Olive Oil (EVOO)3 Roma tomatoes, diced1/2 medium onion, chopped1 Tablespoon garlic, chopped or garlic paste2 Tablespoon ginger, grated1 Jalapeño...

SjSC Statement on Sjögren’s & COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Arthur Bookman is providing the following statement to members of the Sjögren's Society of Canada. He is the Chair of the SjSC Medical Advisory Board. Sjögren’s Syndrome and COVID-19: So far, limited clinical studies have indicated that patients with...

Could a Humidifier Work for You?

Lack of natural humidity causes the air in our homes to dry out which can be very uncomfortable for those suffering from Sjögren’s Syndrome. Dryness of the mouth, nose, eyes and skin are pervasive in those affected with Sjögren’s who could benefit from added...

Giving Tuesday!

On this national day devoted to giving back, we ask you to open your heart on Giving Tuesday and donate to the SjSC. By donating, you are helping us reach across the country to help so many Canadians who are yet to be diagnosed or still looking for support. You can...

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