Can you die from Sjogren’s syndrome?

Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic condition that can cause a range of symptoms, such as dryness in the eyes and mouth, fatigue, joint pain, and skin rashes, but it is not typically considered a life-threatening condition. However, Sjogren's syndrome can lead to other serious health problems and complications that can be life-threatening if not treated properly.
Complications of Sjogren's syndrome can include:

  • Increased risk of infection: dryness in the mouth and eyes can make it easier for bacteria to grow and cause infections.
  • Increased risk of dental problems: dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Increased risk of lymphoma: Sjogren's syndrome increases the risk of developing a type of cancer called lymphoma, particularly in the glands of the eyes, lungs, and liver.

It's important for people with Sjogren's syndrome to be closely monitored by a healthcare provider and treated for any complications that may arise. With proper management and treatment, the prognosis for most people with Sjogren's syndrome is good.

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