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

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...

Cocoa, Chia and Hemp Goodness

Ingredients 3 Tablespoons Chia seeds 3 Tablespoons Hemp Hearts 1 cup coconut milk (or your choice of plant-based beverage) 1-2 Tablespoons cocoa nibs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 Tablespoon shredded coconut (optional) 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional) Fruit of...

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...

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...

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