Sjogrens Syndrome – Venis Williams Diagnosed
Venis Williams is out of the US Open due to Sjogren’s Syndrome
4 million Americans are living with this disease, a chronic autoimmune
disease in which the white blood cells attsck with moisture-producing glands.
Typically the Sjogrens is commonly known for dry-eyes and dry-mouth, but can
cause dysfundtion of the other organs, such as kidneys, blood vessels, lungs,
liver, pancreas and the central nervous system.
Often Sjogens Syndrome is coupled with other diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupor or
scierodema. When coupled together, this is called “Secondary Sjogren’s”.
Serena Williams, a 28th seed, was able to contcentrate on her game, and came
out ahead, beating Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands, 6-0 and 6-1.