July 23rd of 2018 is World Sjogren’s Day, hosted by the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about this commonly undiagnosed disease and to offer support to those who have been diagnosed.
What is Sjogren’s Syndrome, you may ask? It’s an immune disorder that is commonly characterized by its two most prevalent side effects, dry eyes and dry mouth. People with Sjogren’s experience joint pain, swollen salivary glands, chronic fatigue, and more. Researchers are not sure why a person may develop this autoimmune disease, but it may have to do with some strings of viruses that they were exposed to at another point in time that could make their likelihood of developing it much higher. Sjogren’s allows the body to attack the parts of your body that make saliva and tears, but could also end up attacking the liver, kidneys, Joints, Thyroid, skin, lungs and nerves in the process.
Because dry mouth is a common occurrence in those with Sjogren’s, Lubricity has partnered with the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation to help people overcome that uncomfortable feeling of a dry mouth. Our dry mouth spray offers up to 4 hours of moisture in the mouth so that Sjogren’s sufferers can eat and speak with normalty.