I'm experiencing technical issues posting on this site right now so I'm unable to create a new post. I would like to backtrack on prior posts. I just had my whole genome analyzed unlike 1% genome data analyzed from ancestry DNA websites. With only 1% genome data, it's harder to accurately predict the percentage risk you have for a medical condition if it only analyzes a few of the genetic variants or not all of them. My results showed the highest risk for Sjogren's Syndrome at 97%. I have been diagnosed with other medical conditions at a 96% percentage risk or lower. My blood antibody test for Sjogren's Syndrome has always been negative, but I'm going to look into other diagnostic tests such as the ones listed on the Mayo Clinic website (maybe some of the eye exams) except for the biopsy. I'm also prone to higher inflammation in my body so I wonder if my lip skin just has more inflammatory markers there. The vitamins I have been taking like B Complex (remember I need to take a differet kind of B complex since I have a genetic mutation causing my body not to absorb the regular kind of B Complex) produces more moisture in the mouth. One puzzling thing is the dental hygienist needs to frequently place a suction tube in my mouth while I get my teeth cleaned due to excess saliva produced from having my mouth open so long. I'll look into if you can still have Sjogren's Syndrome if you produce excess saliva when your mouth is open for a long time.
Here's some newly discovered antibody tests to check for early onset of Sjogren's Syndrome at the Scheie Eye Institute.
- secretory protein 1 (SP-1)
- carbonic anhydrase-6 (CA-6)
- parotid secretory protein (PSP)