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Can acid reflux cause dry mouth? Not a mouth breather, and use a humidified cpap, with chin strap. Im not taking any new meds.

Can acid reflux cause dry mouth? Not a mouth breather, and use a humidified cpap, with chin strap. Im not taking any new meds.

CPAP: CPAP machine frequently cause dry mouths. Talk with your CPAP vendor about this and they may be able to find a different mask for you. Acid reflusx is common in sleep apnea patients. Talk toyour doctor about the best teatment for this. Weight loss will help both your acid reflux and your sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

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 more

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What causes dry mouth?

What causes dry mouth?

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 more

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What causes a constantly dry mouth?

What causes a constantly  dry mouth?

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 more

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Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

Yes: Saliva offers protection against cavities. It buffers the acids produced by the bacteria which cause cavities. If you have a dry mouth you do not have this protection and are more susceptible to tooth decay. ...Read more

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Help! could stevia cause dry mouth?

As far as I know, no: Stevia was cleared by the fda and is considered safe. It is a low calorie sweetener. As far as i know, it should not cause dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can taking iron cause you a dry mouth?

Can taking iron cause you a dry mouth?

Not likely: Dry mouth is not a documented side effect of iron supplementation. Most people do not need extra iron unless prescribed by a physician. Is your doctor telling you to take iron? ...Read more

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Definition)

Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth 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