Sjogren's syndrome treatment
EFAs have been implicated in the abnormal function of salivary and lachrymal glands. Measurements in Sjögren's syndrome patients have shown that EFA deficiencies are present (Oxholm P et al 1998), and controlled clinical trials of supplementation with EFAs, including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), have yielded positive results (Horrobin DF 1984). 2012 Life Extension
So why aren't my GP and Rheumatologist and Immunologist telling me to take these essential fatty acids and what are they?
Apparently they are the Omega-3 and Omega-6 that we keep hearing about. They are found in flax oil and olive oil, dark green vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, spinach and seaweed, kidney beans and mung beans, salmon, tuna and mackerel, anchovies, sardines, cod, halibut, herring, mullet, trout, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, almonds and brazil nuts.
I can't think of the last time I ate mung beans and I don't think I have ever eaten kale or herring, halibut or cod or mullet and I think i ate trout once when I was about 12.
I remember my grandmother telling me that everyone use to have a teaspoon of cod liver oil everyday when she was growing up. I wonder why we stopped?
Of course people with Sjögren's should consult with their doctor before taking any new tablets which may interact with their prescription medication.