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Treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome with LDN

Speaker

Scott Zashin MD

Description

Sjogren's Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder characterized by inflammation in the tear ducts and salivary glands causing both dryness of the eyes and mouth. In addition, chronic fatigue as well as muscle and joint pain are common features. In addition to its pain relieving properties, LDN is also  has anti inflammatory benefits based on its inhibition of toll like receptors. As a result, it may be an excellent treatment for this condition which is limited by the lack of FDA approved therapies. In this session, I will present a case report of a patient with Sjogren's Syndrome who had not responded to standard treatment but had a dramatic and rapid improvement with LDN.

Session Learning Objective

From this session, the audience will learn about a common autoimmune condition, Sjogren's syndrome and why treatment with LDN may be effective and provide patients with significantly clinical improvement.

Session Outline

1. Presentation of a case report of patient with Sjogren's Syndrome treated with LDN

2. Use of LDN in the treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome

3. Why LDN may be an ideal treatment of these conditions.

4. What other rheumatic diseases might benefit from LDN.