COMORBIDITIES IN SJOGREN'S
As with other systemic inflammatory diseases, Sjogren’s is associated with an elevated risk for infections, strokes, heart attacks, osteoporosis and other conditons. Infections and cardiovascular disease are a significant cause of premature mortality (early death) in Sjogren’s patients (24, 42, 47).
Comorbidities: Immune system-related
A second autoimmune or autoinflammatory disease is present in about half of Sjogren's patients. These include rheumatological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or spondylitis, as well as other autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases.
Learn about immune system comorbidities here.
Comprehensive care includes monitoring, preventing, and managing Sjogren's comorbidities
Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and functional neurological disorders are often named as Sjogren's comorbidities.
Read this blog post to learn why these labels are usually inappropriate for Sjogren's patients.