Two overlapping conditions known to many with lupus are Sjögren’s syndrome and Raynaud’s disease, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Sjögren’s syndrome affects the body’s ability to produce moisture in the glands of the eyes, nose, and mouth. Raynaud’s disease causes narrowing of the blood vessels, which most commonly affects the fingers and toes. When blood can’t get to the surface of the skin, the affected areas turn white and blue.
Here are some practical dos and don’ts to living with these diseases.
Taken from the Spring 2010 issue of Lupus Now magazine