About Sjogren's Syndrome Support

What is SjogrensSyndromeSupport.org?

SjogrensSyndromeSupport.org is a dedicated patient-to-patient support community for families affected by Sjogren's Syndrome. SjogrensSyndromeSupport.org  is powered by BensFriends.org, patient support communities for rare diseases, and is run by volunteer moderators who have been affected with Sjogren's Syndrome.


Who can join SjogrensSyndromeSupport.org?

If your family has been affected by Sjogren's Syndrome, consider SjogrensSyndromeSupport.org  your second home. SjogrensSyndromeSupport.org , as well as the rest of BensFriends.org’s patient communities, is free for members to join.


What is Sjogren's Syndrome?

Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes. Autoimmune diseases feature the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood that are directed against various tissues of the body. The misdirected immune system in autoimmunity tends to lead to inflammation of tissues.

You can learn more about Sjoren's Syndrome at Wikipedia.org.


What is BensFriends.org?

In 2007, Ben Muñoz suffered a rare form of stroke caused by an AVM. He was unable to find the support he needed during the most difficult time, so he created an online support community AVMSurvivors.org to connect with others like him. AVMSurvivors.org led to the founding of BensFriends.org, driven to provide patient-to-patient support communities for people living with rare diseases.


BensFriends.org is a network of patient communities for people living with rare diseases. Launched in November 2007, BensFriends.org provides valuable patient support by creating and running compassionate, responsive communities. BensFriends.org maintains dozens of patient communities and has changed thousands of lives.


You can learn more about BensFriends.org at http://www.bensfriends.org or watch one of our videos at http://www.youtube.com/BensFriendsVideos.