Ms. Wang is a sufferer of xerostomia. Because the dry mouth is not very serious, she didn't pay much attention to it at first, and it was not until she had some symptoms in her lungs that she realized that something was wrong. Dr. Chen Jiazhe from the Department of Rheumatism, Allergy and Immunology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Hospital, recalled that the patient was in a wheelchair at the time when he entered the clinic. After only walking a few steps, he would be very short of breath, very strenuous, and could hardly walk. After pulmonary function test and computed tomography, the diagnosis was pulmonary fibrosis caused by Sjogren's disease.
After communication and discussion, the patient began to receive steroids, immunomodulatory drugs, and anti-pulmonary fibrosis drugs. Dr. Chen Jiazhe said that after continuous treatment, the patient's overall symptoms gradually improved, quality photo retouching of life improved, and steroids have been adjusted to the lowest dose. . Physician Huang Guodong, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, pointed out that pulmonary fibrosis is the result of scab formation after repeated inflammation and damage to the lungs, which may hinder the absorption of oxygen in the lungs in the long run.
Therefore, the patient will experience hypoxia, which can be cured with a single movement. Very shortness of breath, and easy to cough, daily routine and sleep are greatly affected, and the quality of life is very poor. Sjogren's disease can cause a systemic inflammatory response, which may lead to pulmonary fibrosis. It must be well controlled, and lung function should be tracked regularly for early detection and early treatment. Dry eyes, dry mouth, and dry skin, especially in women Sjögren's disease is an autoimmun