Dry mouth. Dry eyes. Could you have Sjögren’s syndrome?
Although Sjögren’s syndrome affects nearly four million Americans, it is one of the lesser-known autoimmune diseases. Compared to diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, many people don’t know what Sjögren’s is and how it can affect the body. Because of this, many people could be suffering from Sjögren’s and not even know it.
According to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Sjögren’s is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that damages moisture-producing glands, and can lead to a variety of symptoms. The most prominent of these symptoms is chronic dry eyes and Dry Mouth due to damage in the tear and saliva-producing glands.
Because we are a Dry Mouth relief company, we’ve interacted with many Sjögren’s patients over the years. In fact, Sjögren’s patients were some of our first case studies for HYDRALIEF™. We know how difficult it can be to live with Sjögren’s, and chronic dry eyes and mouth.
Fortunately, over the last few years we’ve seen awareness of Sjögren’s slowly start to grow. Thanks to organizations like the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation that is working to educate the public on the disease, diagnosis time has been cut in half. In 2012, the average amount of time it took for someone to be diagnosed with Sjögren’s was six years. Today, it’s three.
There is hope for Sjögren’s patients. And with HYDRALIEF™, there’s relief, too. While we may not have the cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, we can relieve the Dry Mouth discomfort that so often accompanies it.
Dry Mouth affects your daily life. Lack of saliva makes it difficult to chew, swallow and speak. And because saliva is crucial to the digestion process, Dry Mouth can lead to a number of other complications. This is not good news for someone already suffering from an autoimmune disease. Suffering from symptoms is hard enough, but suffering from symptoms of a symptom? That’s adding insult to injury.
Our HYDRALIEF™ formula is dual action, meaning it moisturizes the mouth and helps support healthy saliva flow. We don’t just mask a symptom; we get to the root of it.
While Sjögren’s and Sjögren’s patients are just now beginning to get the attention they deserve, we are hopeful that progress will continue to help diagnose and treat this disease. We are honored to do our part by coming alongside sufferers to help relieve their Dry Mouth discomfort and give them one less symptom to worry about.
If you’re interested in learning more about Sjögren’s syndrome and how you can get involved with raising awareness about the disease, visit the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation website at Sjogrens.org. To learn more about HYDRALIEF™ and our products, visit out website at HYDRALIEF.com.