Approximately one in two-hundred people develop Sjogren's Syndrome. It is an autoimmune condition characterized by inflammation of glands that supply moisture to the eyes and mouth. The most common symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. Other common symptoms of Sjogren's include fatigue, joint pain, muscle achiness, swollen lymph nodes, skin rashes and vaginal dryness. Often, patients with Sjogren’s also have fibromyalgia. Sjogren's may occur alone or in association with other rheumatologic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. Making the diagnosis is important because individuals with Sjogren's have an elevated risk of lymphoma and should be monitored regularly.
Choosing Your San Antonio Sjogren's Syndrome Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Sjogren's Syndrome?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.