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60yr. Old male burns when urinates. Extreme thirst. Sudden weight loss. Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

60yr. Old male burns when urinates. Extreme thirst. Sudden weight loss. Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

Many things: These symptoms are quite significant and require immediate assessment by a doctor. Diabetes, among many other conditions need to be looked for. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

Could be diabetes: - with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a an appetite and consume large quantities of food and still are losing weight? Are you urinating very frequently? Of course other conditions can cause xerostomia, weight loss, and fatigue. So the best approach is to see a pcp and have a workup. ...Read more

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Rapid weight loss, breast abscess lump in right breast dry mouth extremely tired have sin 1 pap result and migraines cause?

Rapid weight loss, breast abscess lump in right breast dry mouth extremely tired have sin 1 pap result and migraines cause?

See your PCP: For evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Bt 9a-12n daily I fight to stay awake + slight confu. Then I seem better. C/o dry mouth most days general crave sweet/salt little-0 appetite&wt loss?

Bt 9a-12n daily I fight to stay awake + slight confu. Then I seem better. C/o dry mouth most days general crave sweet/salt little-0 appetite&wt loss?

See details: Then see a doctor and have these issues evaluated. Why are you taking oxycodone at age 29? That med may be responsible for at least some of your problems. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed phentermine 37.5 mg for two weeks now with no real side effects besides extreme dry mouth. Is this drug ok to use for wt loss?

I have been prescribed phentermine 37.5 mg for two weeks now with no real side effects besides extreme dry mouth. Is this drug ok to use for wt loss?

Controversial: Phentermine has been approved for the short-term treatment of obesity but should be used with caution as it has many side effects and is potentially addictive. The medication is most effective if prescribed in combination with a diet and exercise regimen under the supervision of a physician experienced in the use of the medication. ...Read more

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Fatigue, breakout sweats, dry mouth, anxiety, worried. Cant do daily activities as usual without feeling exhausted, loss of sexual desire?

Fatigue, breakout sweats, dry mouth, anxiety, worried. Cant do daily activities as usual without feeling exhausted, loss of sexual desire?

Start with your MD: To rule out medical causes, but it sounds like depression with anxiety. Talk to a mental health professional. The most effective treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy, sometimes supplemented with medication. Also helpful are exercise, social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing stress management, committing to meaningful goals, practicing gratitude, & doing kind things for others. ...Read more

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2weeks post op inner ear surgery. Loss of taste & SEVERE dry mouth. OTC dry mouth spray isn't helping. What can be used to treat this??

2weeks post op inner ear surgery. Loss of taste & SEVERE dry mouth. OTC dry mouth spray isn't helping. What can be used to treat this??

Chorda Tympani nerve: A branch of the facial nerve called the chorda tympani nerve supplies taste to the anterior tongue (on the operated side). It also provides some innervation to salivary gland responsible for the secretion of saliva. This nerve runs through the middle ear space behind the ear drum. It can be stretched or cut during surgery. The symptoms usually improve however with time. ...Read more

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I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and won't go away I don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and won't go away I don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?

See your PCP: Your information shows some symptoms that could be signs of serious health problems and should be checked out. See your PCP for thorough examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Waking up with severe dry mouth. Fatigue, loss of appetite, burning sensation in my throat, nausea when I sit a certain way. Lost 13lb out of no where?

Waking up with severe dry mouth. Fatigue, loss of appetite, burning sensation in my throat, nausea when I sit a certain way. Lost 13lb out of no where?

Unexplained weight: Loss indicates the need for you to see your doc. The sleep-related things you mention suggest the POSSIBILITY of sleep apnea, another reason to see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bumps on throat, stuffy nose, diarrehea, chaset and lower back pain loss of appetite comes and goes and dry mouth?

Bumps on throat, stuffy nose, diarrehea, chaset and lower back pain loss of appetite comes and goes and dry mouth?

Viral URI: Is a probable cause for these symptoms. You should begin to get better in 3-4 days. Stay well hydrated, treat your symptoms with otc medications and if your are not getting better go and see your pcp. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Medications: The first thing that I would check is your current list of medications. Many medications can have side effects that could give you some of the symptoms that you are describing. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, dry mouth, sulfur burps, fatigue, weight gain dry skin and hostility for no apparent reason are the order of the day, what gives?

Frequent urination, dry mouth, sulfur burps, fatigue, weight gain dry skin and hostility for no apparent reason are the order of the day, what gives?

See a physician: Go see a physician. Dry mouth and the need to drink a lot of water and frequent urination are 2 usual symptoms of diabetes. However you need to be checked to be sure. ...Read more

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What can I get for dry mouth relief?

There are many: Otc products that can help - salivart synthetic saliva spray, spry dry mouth spray. Gc dry mouth gel - rx product available from your dentist. Consult also with your physician - side effect of many meds is dry mouth. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my dry mouth problem?

How can I relieve my dry mouth problem?

Artificial saliva: Drink lots of water if you still have dry mouth (usually side effects of many drugs) you can use artificial saliva products like biotin. ...Read more

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What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

Dry mouth: If you are taking and medications, start by speaking to your physician if they can cause dry mouth and if the dosage can be reduced or if there are alternative medications that are less prone to causing dry mouth. Hydrate (drink water) as much as possible throughout the day. Minimize foods with heavy salt, sugar, acid content. There are many Biotene products designed specifically for dry mouths. ...Read more

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How do you deal with constantly dry mouth?

How do you deal with constantly dry mouth?

DRY MOUTH: Deprnds what is the cause of dry mouth. It can be due to certan medical conditions, or due to certain meds you are taking, like antohistamises. Decongestants you should check with your doctor. It can be due to medical conditions like sojgrens syndrome, hiv/aids, alzeimers disease.Diabetes, anemia etc. You can keep a water bottle with you and keep having sips of water to keep moist, there are meds u cn tk. ...Read more

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Just want to know why I find dry mouth these days.

Just want to know why I find dry mouth these days.

See details: Common causes are medications, dehydration and mouth breathing. The one more significant issue is sjogren's syndrome. Have the problem evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I have dry mouth all the time?

Could you explain why do I have dry mouth all the time?

Call doctor: It could be medications you're taking. If no meds, then you need to see a doctor to have salivary glands evaluated to see if they are functioning properly. There are some medications that can improve salivary flow. Also need to be checked if you have any systemic problems that are causing the dry mouth. Please call your doctor for an exam soon. ...Read more

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Is there any medication available that deals with dry mouth?

Is there any medication available that deals with dry mouth?

Biotene: Look up biotene they have while line of products that are sedicated to dry mouth. ...Read more

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My mther age 60 sufferng frm dry mouth she cmplains aftr every hour?

See your doctor: It's important to see your dentist or physician to find out why the mouth is dry. Depending on the cause of the dry mouth, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for a dehumidifier to cause dry mouth?

Please explain if it is possible for a dehumidifier to cause dry mouth?

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 more

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My mther age 60 sufferng frm dry mouth. Aftr every hlf an hr she cmplains. Her mouth sticks.?

My mther age 60 sufferng frm dry mouth. Aftr every hlf an hr she cmplains. Her mouth sticks.?

Biotene: Try out biotene products. You can buy them at any drug store over the counter with the other dental products. This is only palliative and doesn't treat the cause. The source might be her salivary glands not working properly or could be a side effect from a medication she's taking. There are over 400 meds that can cause dry mouth. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hi I have a severe dry mouth and was wondering if you could help me understand what could be causing it, thanks?

More info?: First of all. By far, the most common cause of a dry mouth is MOUTH BREATHING...especially at night and due to nasal blockage. Other MAJOR causes are MEDICATIONS (especially anti-spasmodics and anti-depressants) Salivary Gland Problems (associated with some rheumatology issues) Hope this helps. If not re-ask question with more info!
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Can a dry mouth cause cavities?

Dry mouth: Dry mouth can cause rapidly progressing tooth decay so work with your dentist. Avoid acidic and sugary drinks and foods. Stay hydrated. Chew xylitol gum ...Read more

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Help! Could stevia cause dry mouth?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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