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.

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Tip of the Month

Parotid Gland Massage If a sharp and stabbing pain occurs in one of your salivary glands right before or while eating, or drinking, the cause might be an obstruction (a stone or mucous plug). In rare cases, associated gland swelling can accompany the discomfort....

Recipe of the Month

5 Anti-Inflammatory Staples You Need In Your Pantry 1. Whole grains Whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice and steel-cut oats are easy to prepare and a nutrient-rich way to feel fuller for longer, without the inflammatory side effects. Whole grains are rich in...

Happy World Sjögren’s Awareness Day!

July 23rd marks World Sjögren's Awareness Day.  Sjögren's sufferers across the world bring awareness today to this virtually unknown disease. Share your story with our online community. Awareness is the key to earlier diagnosis, better care and improved quality of...

Notice to Members regarding COVID-19

To say we are living in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty has become an understatement. It’s an anxious time for all Canadians as the way we interact, work, shop and do almost everything else has been dramatically altered. We have decided to close our...

Message from our President

Dear members of the Sjogren’s Society of Canada: There has been some concern raised over the availability of the medication that many of you may be taking, that of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine or HCQ). On March 23, 2020, a statement was released by the Ontario...

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