These symptoms overlap with those associated with a number of other medical conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, individuals who suffer with Sjögren’s syndrome often are diagnosed with another immune-system disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Consequently, Sjogren’s often can be overlooked or misdiagnosed. In fact, the average time between the onset of symptoms and receiving a diagnosis is nearly seven years.
Unfortunately, if left untreated, Sjögren’s can undermine the proper functioning of your lungs, liver, kidneys and nerves.
At the Kaplan Center our physicians have years of experience diagnosing and treating patients with chronic conditions like Sjögren’s.
After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain, but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.
Currently, there is no cure for Sjögren’s syndrome, but the Kaplan Center offers the treatments that can alleviate its symptoms so you can maintain a good quality of life:
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Nutritional Counseling
- Lymph Drainage Massage
- Stress-Reduction Meditation Training
- Nutritional Supplements & Herbal Remedies
We’re here for you, and we want to help. Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible.
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