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Sjogrens syndrome treatments

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)

GLA found to have beneficial effects for dry eye in multiple controlled trials.    Macri et al, 2003; Kokke et al, 2008.

GLA has been shown to increase tear production in Sjogren's syndrome.   GLA increases levels of PGE1, a potent anti-inflammatory eicosanoid  present in tears, the lacrimal glands and the conjunctiva.  Aragona et al, 2005

For beneficial effect, it is necessary to supplement an appropriate balancing amount of omega-3 EPA concurrently with omega-6 GLA.    GLA is the precursor to DGLA, which produces anti-inflammatory PGE1. The presence of EPA in cell membranes inhibits the Δ5d enzyme that would otherwise convert DGLA into AA into the predominately inflammatory Series 2 prostaglandins and thromboxane. Pilkington et al, 2014

Essential fatty acid (EFA) conversion chart

How to supplement EFAs


 Aragona P, Bucolo C, Spinella R, et al. (2005) Systemic Omega-6 essential fatty acid treatment and PGE1 tear content in Sjogren’s syndrome patients. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science;46:4474- 4479.

Macri A, Giuffrida S, Amico V, Lester M, Traverso CE. (2003) Effect of linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid on tear production, tear clearance and on the ocular surface after photorefractive keratectomy.Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 241:561-566.

Kokke KH, et al. (2008) Oral omega-6 essential fatty acid treatment in contact lens associated dry eye."Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 31:141-146.

Pilkington, S. M., Rhodes, L. E., Al-Aasswad, N. M., Massey, K. A., & Nicolaou, A. (2014). Impact of EPA ingestion on COX- and LOX-mediated eicosanoid synthesis in skin with and without a pro-inflammatory UVR challenge--report of a randomised controlled study in humans. Molecular nutrition & food research, 58(3), 580-590.


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C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
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Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)


       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++