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Diet Tips for Patients with Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren's syndrome is a type of autoimmune disease that causes the mouth as well as the eyes to dry up. In the eyes, it can cause inflammation of the tear glands or the lacrimal glands, resulting in eye irritation. Tear production is also reduced, causing the “gritty” sensation common in Sjögren's syndrome. If the eye irritation isn’t addressed, it can lead to eye infections, abrasions of the cornea, as well as inflammation of the eyelids.

In the mouth, Sjögren's syndrome can cause inflammation of the salivary glands, resulting in decreased salivary production and dry mouth. This will not only make swallowing difficult but it can also lead to mouth problems like cavities as well as mouth sores. It’s also not unusual for people with Sjögren's syndrome to develop dry cough or hoarseness of the voice. Some patients even complain of the loss of sense of taste.

Top 4 Reasons Why You Need Complete Thyroid Testing

Just because you don’t have any thyroid problem doesn’t mean you don’t need to get a complete thyroid panel. This test is just as important as the blood tests that you get regularly. Getting one could help explain why you always feel cold when the people around you don’t. It could also help explain why you’re always constipated, feeling weak, or gaining weight. A complete thyroid panel could explain why your skin is dry or your nails are brittle.

Knowing the role of Vitamin D for strong, healthy bones


Are you getting enough Vitamin D from various sources? It is highly essential for you to maintain your Vitamin D levels, no matter at what stage of life you are. Vitamin D has many important jobs in your body. It keeps your bones strong, your muscles use it to move and nerves need it to carry messages throughout your body. Let’s review the role of Vitamin D in maintaining your bone health.

Live a better life with Diabetes – know the role of HbA1c


HbA1c is measured as a percentage and provides an overview of your average blood glucose control for the past few months. Hemoglobin, the protein found in your red blood cells, carries oxygen from the lungs to all the cells of the body. It also links up with sugars such as glucose (glycation) as they enter your red blood cells. The more glucose in your blood, the more hemoglobin gets glycated. As your red blood cells die and get replenished every three months, HbA1c gives the measure of your blood sugar over that time.

Know about your anemia with Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC) test – live a better life


Do you feel that the normal day to day activities are making you excessively tired? Have you been lately pointed out for pallor on your face? Does your heart race more than usual or have you been missing beats? In case, you are bothered by these mentioned issues, you definitely need a thorough medical assessment. Your physician will order various blood tests including Iron studies.