Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture producing glands. The female to male ratio of Sjögren syndrome is 9:1. Onset typically occurs in the fourth to fifth decade of life; which is about the same time women are going through the menopause transition.
The main symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome are:
Eyes affected by Sjögren’s syndrome may burn or itch. Some people say it feels like they have sand in their eyes. Others have trouble with blurry vision, or are bothered by bright light, especially fluorescent lighting.
Dry mouth may feel chalky or like your mouth is full of cotton. It may be difficult to swallow, speak, or taste.
Sjögren’s syndrome can also affect other parts of the body, contributing to symptoms such as:
● multiple sites of joint and muscle pain
● prolonged dry skin
● chronic dry lips
● skin rashes on the extremities
● chronic dry cough
● labia dryness, vulva dryness and discomfort
● numbness or tingling in the extremities
● prolonged fatigue that interferes with daily life.
The labia minora** are the soft inner skin folds (lips) that cover the vaginal opening, the urethra opening and the clitoris. As a natural consequence of menopause the fullness of the labia minora thin and become more fragile; a condition noted as vulvar atrophy.
Both Sjögren’s Syndrome and menopause diminish natural secretions of vulvar skin. A lack of moisture in the labia minora** results in a dry, raw uncomfortable feeling in the vulvar area. Dry labia skin has diminished protective function and altered micro flora which can lead to other vulvar conditions (discomfort). Keira Feminine Ointment is a non hormonal therapeutic that supports vulva moisture and labia fullness. Keira is a medicinal therapeutic developed specifically for women with chronic vulvar skin conditions. CLICK HERE to learn more about Keira Feminine Ointment.
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