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HISTORY The disease Sjogren or Laarson syndrome was discovered by a Swedish eye doctor named Henrik Sjogren who discovered the disease with a group of scientists Not very much is told about this discovery but there are many things we know of the disease today because of our great technology When found Sjogren was told to be an incurable disease which attacks humans an confuse moisture resulting in many different problems basically dryness in areas of the body These symptomsproblems strike two to four million Americans each year about ninety percent of them women Most of the infected people also go undiagnosed because they are not aware of the seriousness of the disease Also there are two types of this syndrome primary which is much more serious and secondary of which 50 percent of infected people are known to have CAUSES The cause of this disease is the bodys error in thinking that the moisture of the body is foreign invaders resulting in the destruction of the moisture glands These glands are the glands that produce all of the moisture for our bodies This is what causes the primary dryness in many areas of the body which is basically what the disease is SYMPTOMS There are many different symptoms which occur in Sjogren Most of these are dryness in the areas of the eyes skin nose ears throatvoice mouth Also fatigue digestive problems muscle problems and anesthesia are know to occur through out When Sjrogens occurs in the eyes the infected persons eyes will have the feeling that there is something in their eyes such as sand when there actually is not They will be forced to cope with blurry vision andor constant eye discomfort When Sjogrens occurs in the skin the skin becomes very dry and noticeable especially to the patient When this occurs it often leads to itching in which skin color can increase
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