World Sjogren’s Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, July 23rd. There are until the next observance.

Every year on July 23, World Sjögren’s Day is commemorated. On this day, the Sjögren’s Foundation and other organizations join together to raise awareness of the condition, help people understand the symptoms, and learn how to manage it. Sjögren’s syndrome is an immune system condition characterized by dry eyes and mouth, as well as assaults on cells that make saliva and tears, as well as other regions of the body such as the thyroid, kidneys, liver, lungs, and nerves. Other symptoms include joint discomfort, skin rashes, vaginal dryness, a persistent dry cough, enlarged salivary glands, poor dental health, excessive thirst, and other types of protracted weariness.

📆 When is World Sjogren’s Day?

This year, World Sjogren’s Day is on July 23rd. It is the 4th Sunday in July; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.

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📜 History of World Sjogren’s Day

Born in Koping, Sweden, on July 23, 1899, Henrik Sjögren received his medical degree from the Karolinska Institute in 1927. A patient who complained of dry eyes, a dry mouth, and joint discomfort was seen by Dr. Sjögren in 1929. Even though many of these symptoms were well-known, he opted to look into them because of how they appeared together. He published his PhD dissertation in 1933, documenting the clinical and pathological features of the disease in 19 female patients, the majority of whom were postmenopausal and had arthritis. At first, the Board of Examiners did not approve of his thesis because of some of its clinical components.

Sjögren published a crucial study in 1951 after doing considerable research and data collection and describing 80 individuals with dry eyes, 50 of whom also had arthritis. He referred to the condition as “keratoconjunctivitis sicca,” and literature soon came to refer to it as Sjögren’s syndrome. Nowadays, the medical word for dry eyes is “keratoconjunctivitis sicca.” Elaine Harris founded the Sjögren Foundation in 1983. She had Sjogren’s disease and was unhappy with how little she knew about it and how long it took for her symptoms to be noticed.

☑️ World Sjogren’s Day facts

It predominantly affects women
Sjögren’s syndrome affects ten times more women than men.

It can affect any age
While Sjögren’s syndrome is most commonly diagnosed in women in their forties or after menopause, it can affect persons of any age, including children; however, younger Sjögren’s syndrome patients generally appear differently than adults.

Sjögren’s syndrome individuals without a significant autoimmune connective tissue disease number between 400,000 and 3.1 million people, and the frequency is twice as high when those with another associated condition are included.

Things to do on World Sjogren’s Day

Donate to the Sjögren’s Foundation
Donations to the Sjögren’s Foundation can be made online. Alternatively, you can contact the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation for World Sjögren’s Day by mail or phone at 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 325, Bethesda, Maryland, 20817, (301) 530-4420.

Share this day on social media
A simple way to help promote awareness about Sjögren’s syndrome is to tell others about it today. Make a social media post on how today is World Sjögren’s Day, or share this or other articles about the illness.

Read a book about Sjögren’s syndrome
Read a book on this ailment to learn more about it and current treatments. “The Sjögren’s Book” comes highly recommended.

📅 World Sjogren’s Day Observances

2022 July 23 Saturday
2023 July 23 Sunday
2024 July 23 Tuesday
2025 July 23 Wednesday
2026 July 23 Thursday

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