Sjogrens Syndrome is an autoimmune condition. The normal role of your body's immune system is to fight off infections and diseases to keep you healthy. In an autoimmune disease like Sjögren’s Syndrome, your immune system starts attacking your own healthy tissue. This results in abnormal dryness of the mouth, eyes and/or other tissues. Around half of the people who have Sjögren’s Syndrome also have some form of arthritis (conditions affecting the joints, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis). This is known as a secondary Sjögren’s Syndrome. Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome occurs in people who do not have one of these forms of arthritis.
To learn more about Sjögren’s Syndrome, download the information sheet to help you understand how you may be affected and what you can do to manage it, as well as where to find further information and advice.