Sjögren's syndromeSymptoms

The main symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome are dry eyes and a dry mouth, but it can also cause several other problems.


Sjögren's syndrome is a condition that affects parts of the body that produce fluids like tears and spit (saliva).


A common symptom of Sjögren's syndrome is dryness in different parts of your body, such as dry eyes, a dry mouth, dry skin or vaginal dryness.


Treatment for Sjögren's syndrome depends on your symptoms. For example, dry eyes may be treated with eye drops or tablets that help you produce tears.


Sjögren's syndrome is caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the body. It mainly affects areas that produce fluids like tears or saliva.

Page last reviewed: 04/05/2017
Next review due: 04/05/2020