Sjogren's Syndrome; Questions to Ask.
Review the following 'Questions To Ask' about Sjogren's syndrome so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.
Do my symptoms suggest Sjogren's syndrome?
Does it appear likely that I have secondary Sjogren's syndrome and need to seek treatment for another autoimmune disorder Autoimmune disorder
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What are the side effects Side effects
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How will I know if the disease is progressing? How can I identify potential complications or new symptoms early?
What should I do if additional symptoms develop?
What are some good non-medical approaches to managing Sjogren's?
Will Sjogren's affect my ability to become pregnant?
What changes should I make in oral hygiene to protect against cavities?
How can I best protect my eyes?
Will this disorder affect other health conditions I have?
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