What Is Sjögren's??

Sjögren’s is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that usually attacks and damages the salivary, tear and mucous-secreting glands. This results in dry mouth, dry eyes, or even internal organ damage, arthritis, painfull weak muscles, neuropathy, and debilitating fatigue. An estimated 1% of Canadians, 90% of whom are women live with Sjögren’s yet it is often misdiagnosed, under-recognized and under-treated.

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Sjögren’s & Brittle Nails

Sjögren’s has been linked to brittle nails. Brittle nails are characterized by hardness, peeling, crumbling, fissures, excess longitudinal ridges, or lack of flexibility of the finger and toe nails. This sometimes causes pain and interferes with normal daily...

Sjögren’s-Friendly Zucchini Salad Bowl

Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes*2-3 Servings Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini ends trimmed1/2 medium lime, juiced1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)Salt and black pepper to taste1/2 avocado, diced1/3 cup frozen...

Canadian Sjögren’s Awareness Month

Thank you to those who joined us in observing Canadian Sjögren's Awareness Month during the month of July.You helped us spread the word about our unknown disease to the general public, health care professionals and those people who have not yet been diagnosed.Check...

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

We would like to recognize and thank everyone for the incredible support we have received through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.Although we did not reach our goal of $15,000 we are excited to report that we raised $12,230 to help us continue our advocacy for...

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...

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