Sjogren’s Syndrome - What is it? That’s a good question, it’s an autoimmune disease that attacks the exocrine glands that produce sweat and saliva. Not being able to sweat in the summer or living in the south is not at all good for a person, and the dry mouth must be awful. This is a great poster that shows where it works in your body. Forewarned is good practice.
Massage can play an important role in helping to manage the symptoms of many chronic illnesses. Individuals with Sjorgens Syndrome may benefit from using facial massage as it stimulates the exocrine glands of the face -- the Parotid, Submandibular, Sublingual, and Lacrimal glands.
Last week's #MysteryAnatomy structure was the sebaceous gland. Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily substance called sebum. The purpose of sebum is to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals. In humans, sebaceous glands are ubiquitous on the face and scalp. However, they are common on all parts of the skin... Learn more @ https://www.facebook.com/biologycoachonline/