Sjogren’s warning…

Candis health editor, Karen Evennett shares the latest health update…

178545909People with Sjogren’s Syndrome may be at greater risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to new research from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Sjogren’s is an auto-immune inflammatory disease where the body’s immune system attacks glands that secrete fluid, such as the tear and saliva glands – and the acute inflammatory state soon after the onset of the disease is thought to be the main reason for this increased risk, with a heart attack 3.6 times more likely within the first year following diagnosis.



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