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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Mediterranean One Pot Pasta

INGREDIENTS   2 tablespoons olive oil6 cloves garlic minced1 sweet onion diced8 ounces mushrooms sliced1/2 cup kalamata olives chopped1 cup artichoke hearts1/2 cup roasted red peppers chopped1 6 ounce No-Salt-Added Tomato Paste1 14 ounce can No-Salt-Added Diced...

Sjögren’s and Acid Reflux

While the exact reasons are unknown, many patients with Sjögren’s suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This can cause a wide variety of symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions. Symptoms may include persistent heartburn and/or regurgitation of...

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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