Hi...men and women can have the same diseases....but for some there is a likelihood for one sex to have more than the other. I had a liver specialist state that because I was female, it was unlikely that I had PSC even though it was suspect. I stated that I don't put stock in those stats because it won't change what's actually happening in my body. Guess what? I have PSC and/or PBC (which affects more females than males).
Regarding Sjogrens...I mentioned it to a few doctors because of my eyes, and they said..just use more moisture drops. So, basically, the treatment will be the same...it more or less just boils down to that knowing gives it a name.
Bauch and Lomb moisure and Systane is what I use, but every morning upon rising I use the Allergy drops to ease the redness and the crepy wrinkled conjunctiva. ugh.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!