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Xerostomia

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    HubPagesposted 7 years ago

    Xerostomia

  2. soni2006 profile image80
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    There are many ways to manage dry mouth Xerostomia that are explained in this hub so that it does not affect your quality of life. The first step is to ask your dentist about ways to restore moisture to your mouth with the help of artificial saliva and oral rinses. Also chewing a sugarless chewing gum or sucking on sugarless hard candies can help stimulate saliva and help manage xerostomia. read more

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    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    Many types of systemic disorders cause decreased
    salivary flow, which lead to development of dry mouth syndrome or xerostomia.
    Some diseases such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes mellitus, hypertension,
    neurological disorders, and depression cause... read more

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    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    Causes of Xerostomia - Radiotherapy: Ionizing radiation can cause various degrees of
    alterations to the salivary glands, damage occurs with the destruction of
    acinar cells with subsequent atrophy and fibrosis of the glands. The degree of
    salivary... read more

  5. dilipchandra12 profile image78
    dilipchandra12posted 7 years ago

    The technical name for a dry mouth is called xerostomia. Xerostomia is the subjective feeling of oral dryness, which may or may not be associated with a problem with the salivary glands.

    Xerostomia most commonly occurs as a side effect of medications. When the site of the medication being used acts upon the autonomic nervous system, there is a possibility the individual will have a dry mouth. Drug types which have been related with xerostomia include antihistamines, antihypertensives, tricyclic antidepressants, and sedatives.Consuming a greater number of medications results in a higher chance of having a dry mouth. Recreational drugs such as marijuana and heroin may also cause temporary or permanent reduction in saliva flow depending on usage and other factors.

  6. jprodanovich profile image59
    jprodanovichposted 7 years ago

    A dryness of the mouth, having a varied etiology, resulting from diminished or arrested salivary secretion, or asialism.

 
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