If you are among the estimated 4 million people in the U.S. who are dealing with Sjogren’s Syndrome, there may be hope based on all the research and clinical trials currently underway.
Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disease affecting the entire body. Symptoms include profound fatigue, chronic pain, and excessive dryness, including dry mouth issues, according to the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation web page.
These symptoms can come and go seemingly randomly, can be debilitating and destroy your entire lifestyle, and then become benign. Unfortunately, Sjogren’s patients are considered a higher risk for developing lymphoma.
Sjogren’s has been known to affect every racial and ethnic group but nine of 10 Sjogren’s sufferers are women.
The good news is researchers are currently seeking new and innovative methods of treatment. Clinical trials are ongoing in 22 states.
The Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation is actively seeking volunteers to take part in these trials. The Foundation’s website has brief descriptions of each of the clinical trials and links explaining them as well as an outreach program that will link anyone to clinical trials in their area.
For more information on these trials and to learn more about how you can take part, click on the following link: http://info.sjogrens.org/clinical-trials