Signs and symptoms of dry mouth

Dry mouth is simply a nuisance for some people, for others, the condition can cause serious health problems such as:

  • Oral infections
  • Tooth decay
  • Bad breath
  • Altered taste sensation
  • Difficulty in chewing, swallowing, and speaking 

What causes dry mouth?

Dry mouth may be caused by the following disorders

  • Autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, the second most common autoimmune disorder.

  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Post menopausal
  • HIV / AIDS
  • In elderly patients

Dry mouth can also be a side effect of prescription (RX) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

  • Antidepressants

  • Asthma / COPD
  • CNS drugs
  • Anticholinergics
  • Oncology drugs
  • Anti Parkinson’s medications
  • GI medications
  • Narcotic analgesics (Opioids)

Age-related deterioration of salivary function.

Medical treatments such as head/neck radiotherapy.

People with this condition seek relief by increasing fluid intake, chewing sugarless gum or by sucking on sugarless lozenges. Maxisal® containing Salive® is a new solution to the problem. 

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