Boost Overall Health

Since Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease, it's important for people with the disease to boost immune system function and their overall health and fitness. If you have this disease, you should:

  • eat a healthy diet of fresh foods low in fat, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • avoid smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.
  • exercise regularly, including cardiovascular exercises to keep weight in check and keep the heart healthy.
  • Get proper rest and relaxation to manage stress.

Sjögren’s syndrome and its symptoms can be successfully managed with medications and self-care strategies, allowing people with the disease to live normal, active lives. However, even if your symptoms are manageable, it’s important to regularly visit your rheumatologist or other healthcare professionals to ensure that Sjögren’s syndrome isn’t causing more serious health complications. Through medications, self-care strategies, regular monitoring by your doctors, and overall good health practices, life with Sjögren’s syndrome should be active and full.