is a chronic auto-immune disorder
A disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. Lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, infiltrate and destroy these glands causing decreased production of saliva and tears.
The hallmark symptoms of Sjögren's Syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth, but it is a systemic disease, affecting many organs and may cause fatigue. It is one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders, striking as many as 0.5% of Australians.
With your assistance, we can initiate research in Australia to fulfil a need for advanced therapies. This much needed work will go towards finding treatments and cures for Sjögren's Syndrome sufferers in Australia.
The Australian Sjögren's Syndrome Association inc. promises to make a difference in the lives of people with Sjögren's and their families by offering information and support plus promote public awareness.
This TASSA website provides a valuable access point for support, especially when you support us in return and Join our private Members area to get even more information plus explore a wide variety of helpful products in our Shop.
Watch the new Sjögren's Solutions video modules - 150 minutes of information.
Download - TASSA brochure - PDF