Sjogren's Syndrome Quiz

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What does Sjogren's syndrome primarily affect?

Moisture-producing glands

What happens when a person has Sjogren's syndrome?

The glands are unable to produce tears and saliva

What is believed to be a trigger for Sjogren's syndrome?

Infection with bacteria or virus

What is the impact of Sjogren's syndrome on daily life, according to the text?

Most people with Sjogren's stay healthy and don't have serious problems

What type of disease is Sjogren's syndrome?

Autoimmune disease

Your white blood cells, which normally protect you from germs, attack the glands that are in charge of making ______

moisture

When that happens, the glands can't produce tears and ______

saliva

An infection with a bacteria or virus may be a trigger that sets the disease in ______

motion

It's natural to worry when you learn you've got a lifelong disease that will need regular ______

care

Keep in mind that most people with Sjogren's stay healthy and don't have serious ______

problems

Study Notes

Sjogren's Syndrome Overview

  • Sjogren's syndrome primarily affects the glands that produce tears and saliva.
  • In Sjogren's syndrome, the white blood cells attack the glands responsible for producing tears and saliva, leading to a decrease in their production.
  • The exact trigger for Sjogren's syndrome is unknown, but it's believed to be triggered by an infection with a bacteria or virus.
  • Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease.
  • The disease has a significant impact on daily life, requiring regular monitoring and management.

Effects of Sjogren's Syndrome

  • The glands' inability to produce tears and saliva leads to dry eyes and dry mouth.
  • Despite being a lifelong disease, most people with Sjogren's syndrome stay healthy and don't have serious complications with proper management.

Test your knowledge of Sjogren's syndrome with this quiz. Explore the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for this autoimmune disease that affects the body's moisture-producing glands.

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