Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren's Syndrome | Jose G Garcia, MD | Rheumatology

Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is a disorder of your immune system often defined by its two most common symptoms dry eyes and a dry mouth.

Sjogren’s syndrome often accompanies other autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In Sjogren’s syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva.

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What Is Lupus?

What is Lupus? | Jose G Garcia, MD |

Anyone can get lupus, but it most often affects women. Lupus is also more common in women of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent than in Caucasian women. The cause of lupus is not known. Research suggests that genes play an important role, but genes alone do not determine who gets lupus. It is likely that many factors trigger the disease.

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Osteoporosis: The Diagnosis


Osteoporosis is a condition of low bone density that can progress silently over a long period of time. If diagnosed early, the fractures associated with the disease can often be prevented. Unfortunately, osteoporosis frequently remains undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. An examination to diagnose osteoporosis can involve several steps that predict your chances of future fracture, diagnose osteoporosis, or both.

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