Healthy Living

The Unexpected Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dry mouth due to Sjogren's syndrome

10-15% of individuals with RA are affected by Sjogren’s syndrome, which is an autoimmune condition that occurs when your body attacks your mouth’s salivary glands. Symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome include dry mouth, dry eyes, difficulty swallowing, and vaginal dryness. Chronic dry mouth can increase your risk for cavities, gum disease, and oral complications such as blisters in your mouth.