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Cause Of Dry Mouth Syndrome
Can dry mouth from sjogren's syndrome cause dental problems? If yes, what kind of problems, and what preventative measures can be taken?
See below: You will be more prone to cavities and brittle teeth. Seeing your dentist more frequently reduces your risk and you do need to let your dentist know that you have sjogren's. Avoiding prolonged exposure to sugar such as sucking on hard candy that is not sugar-free helps reduce your risk. Sometime using products such biotene/oasis can help. Medications such as Evoxac (cevimeline) and salagen may help moisture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
31yr male.have fibromyalgia since a yr.Since 3 mnths have dry mouth&lips.If at all i get diagonized with sjogren syndrome, will i die an early death?
Diagnosed with viral syndrome sat. Laying down i feel fine. Standing up my heartrate jumps up to 130-140, dry mouth, extremely weak, headaches. Pots?
Orthostatic dizzy: When heart rate goes up and blood pressure drops upon standing this is called orthostatic hypotension. In severe cases it can cause fainting. A heart rate of 130 is concerning and should be evaluated for pots but also other potential causes. In the interim always ensure that you are well hydrated, increase your salt intake and wait a few seconds after standing to take your first step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry mouth constant drinking water all day and night rhumathologist thought it was sjögren's syndrome test came back a no.Positive ANA though ?
I was just diagnosed with sjögren's syndrome with a positive speckled ANA and titer of 1:80. I do have some dryness of the eye but no dry mouth.Normal?
Sjogrens Syndrome: There is a really good website for reference. Sjogrens.Org. This site has allot of valuable information that may help with your condition. Dry mouth can be a concern as it can cause a rapid increase in tooth decay. Feel very fortunate if you do not have dry mouth as I have seen it cause many problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I had leaky gut syndrome about 5 months ago. Now, I have dry mouth and pee a lot. Could this be diabetes bc of my syndrome? Type 1 or 2????
2 sores on scalp, racing heart, fatigue, dry mouth, left house 3x in 8mos, can't stand&walk 4 long period, muscleloss, anxiety, could it be cushings syndrome?
Need evaluation: You have lots of things going on. The first thing you need to do is see your primary care doctor and have an evaluation. Many of your symptoms may be related to anxiety and your primary care can refer your for treatment. The only way to get answers is to make a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with Meibomian gland dysfunction, is this indicative of Sojgrens Syndrome . Also have fatigue, joint pain and trouble walking and dry mouth?
No.: All glands can be affected by Sjögren's syndrome but this is not a typical gland in that disease. The most common areas are parotid glands and salivary glands. To diagnose the problem you should have dry eyes and mouth as well as gland swelling and either abnormal labs (ANA, SS-A, or SS-B antibodies). Ultrasound of the gland is also now being used to help in some cases. ...Read more
Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above options as well as others, such as a possible auto-immune or thyroid issue, or other problems. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: There are a number of perscription and over the counter medications that can be responsible for both a dry mouth and frequent urination at night. Check with the dr. Perscribing any meds to see if there may be other options or treatments to minimize these unplesant side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What DOESN'T?: There are all sorts of things that can cause dry mouth, especially medications. Dry mouth is the number one side effect experienced among all prescription medications. There are also blockages in salivary ducts called sialolith's or autoimmune diseases like sjogrens disease. One way or another, the salivary glands just aren't getting the juices flowing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many causes: It can be from excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, not drinking enough water or related to the side effect some medications for treatment of blood pressure or mental health. Aging, post radiation treatment and some diseases like sjorgren's syndrome can also lead to dry mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The list of medications that cause dry mouth is very long and growing so i cannot list them all. The most important thing to do is take steps to avoid the damage to your teeth that dry mouth can do. Avoid sugary and highly acidic foods and drinks. See your dentist regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry mouth: Common causes in my practice include anticholinergic side effects of medication, such as antidepressant or antihistamine meds, mouth breathing due to sinus or nasal problems, dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, and uncontrolled diabetes. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medications: Prilosec, antihistamines, dramamine, antipsychotic medications, blood pressure meds like lopresor, antidepressants like elavil, , brochodilators like compazine, (prochlorperazine) diuretics like Dyazide and lasix. Certain diseases can cause dry mouth.. Radiation or chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: There are several factors that are related to dry mouth and using a dehumidifier can make a dry mouth worse. Mouth breathing can increase dry mouth. Many medications will cause dry mouth. Alcohol, even in mouth rinses can also make dry mouth worse. A dry mouth can lead to tooth decay so it is important to talk to your dentist and doctors about this and develop a strategy to manage this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth breather: Usually waking with a dry mouth is caused from breathing through the mouth or sleeping with your mouth open. However, some medications can cause dry mouth, if you don't think you are a mouth breather. Is there a medication you take at night before bed? If so, talk with your pharmacist about whether dry mouth is a side affect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes....: Various medications that people take may have dry mouth as a side effect. Occasionally, stress may cause dry mouth (think how stressful it can be fo someone to be onstage and talk to a large audience, instantly dry mouth) see your dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Candy !: First be sure it's the add med causing the problem. Then ask your md if it can be changed to one that is less drying. Third, use only products that are sugar free. Search google for xylitol candy and other products. Xylitol is a sweetener that does not cause tooth decay and in fact helps prevent it. That is the biggest problem with dry mouths. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definitely yes: White tongue can occur when there is a buildup or coating of bacteria and debris on the surface of the tongue due to dehydration, diabetes, dry mouth, medication side effect and mouth breathing. Find the underlying cause and try to eliminate it. If needed see your PCP for check up. ...Read more
Airway obstruction : Sleeping with your mouth open can dry your mouh and cause the tongue to expand. You may need to see an ENT for an exam. Weightless, healthy sinuses, and jaw position all affect our breathing at night. Rule out sleep apnea. You may need a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)
A condition in which a person can't generate enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. Can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more
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