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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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an initiative from CanadaHelps that encourages Canadians across the country to donate to charities throughout the month of June. For 2021, the grand prize is once again $20,000! The Giving Challenge runs from June 1st to June...

Very Berry Chia Jam

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes*6 - 8 Servings Ingredients: ½ Cup frozen berries or berries about to go bad (washed)2 Tablespoons chia seeds1 Teaspoon vanilla extract½ Tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)½ Teaspoon cinnamon, powder1-2...

Eyelid Compresses for Dry Eyes

Using warm compresses daily can be helpful for people with Sjögren’s. Tears are the eye’s natural lubrication. With dry eyes, the eyelid oil glands (Meibomian) often become hardened and clogged; the oil becomes thickened preventing the oil from covering and protecting...

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...

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