What causes Sjogren’s Syndrome?

The exact cause of Sjogren's syndrome is not fully understood. Some research suggests that a combination of genetic susceptibility and an abnormal immune response triggered by a viral or bacterial infection may play a role in the development of the disorder. Additionally, hormones may also be involved as the condition is more common in women and tends to occur during the time of life when hormone levels are changing, such as menopause.
It is also classified as an autoimmune disorder, which means that the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. In the case of Sjogren's, the immune system targets the glands that produce tears and saliva, leading to dryness in the mouth and eyes.
It is important to note that Sjogren's Syndrome is a complex disorder, and the underlying cause is still under research.

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