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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Natural Remedies For Dry Mouth Xerostomia

Xerostomia is the most common manifestation of salivary dysfunction, is a decrease in salivary secretion. Although not considered a disease per se may imply the presence of alterations directly related to salivary glands or the result of systemic disorders.


The etiology of xerostomia is the result of several conditions of reversible or irreversible types among which are cancer therapies (radiation and/or chemotherapy), surgical therapy, intake of medicines, autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's Syndrome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, psychological disorders, and others.

The importance of saliva is based on the elements that make up and how they conduct their activities within the oral cavity. These functions are affected when salivary flow decreases and impacts on quality of life of these patients, who may have difficulty eating sleeping, and speaking. On clinical examination, the presence of extensive decay, the occurrence of opportunistic infections such as candidiasis and oral mucosa causes dry mouth symptoms.

It is therefore important for the dentist to recognize this condition by a proper diagnosis of patients with "dry mouth syndrome" or searching its etiology and determining the secretory capacity of salivary glands, all with the purpose of applying the treatment but appropriate for the patient.



Xerostomia, also known, as dry mouth syndrome, is an extremely annoying problem and does not leave in peace to all who suffer from this. For this reason, trying to implement a home remedy can be really helpful. Here I offer some tips to be able to combat this problem:



Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth syndrome is a problem that may be due to many factors, from dental to a possible obstruction in the salivary ducts. The truth is that some natural remedies can help stimulate saliva production. For cases like these, it is important also to change some habits in your daily life. For starters, it is always good to have some sugar-free mint gum by hand, avoid alcohol and snuff (causes of dry mouth), to hydrate properly (7 liters of water a day) and not spend too long without eating food because this also causes xerostomia.

Xerostomia Causes - Tips on Dealing with Dry Mouth Syndrome

1 comment:

mohon Ali said...

nice herbal theory.Thanks for post this.
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