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Dry Mouth Syndrome Xerostomia
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
Is it possible for long-term xerostomia (reduced saliva production for 3 months) to be caused by severe anxiety and stress that started 4 months ago?
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
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
Investigate: Many possible causes. Some need medical management. Anxiety and sjogrens syndrome are two causes that come to mind. Symptomatic treatment for your comfort could include artificial saliva or even lemon drop candies. But these should be considered after medical causes are eliminated or better understood. You wouldn't want to mask symptoms of a significant illness that can be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands and several diseases can cause change in saliva consistency and hence a complaint of xerostomia (dry mouth). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause...Certainly see your physician asap! ...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
Many, many drugs: Over the counter cold medicines, allergy medicines, prescription heart & blood pressure medicines, anti- depressants, and so many others have a side effect of dry mouth. Realistically, if you are taking any medicine at all, make sure you are maintaining excellent oral hygiene, drinking lots of water, and seeing your dentist regularly to prevent tooth decay from dry mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth including: mouth breathing, OSA, certain medications, smoking and systemic illnesses (diabetes). Some causes are easily correctable, others are more difficult to treat. Taking good history may be helpful to find the cause and can be of significant value when treating dry mouth symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications, usually: Many medications have the side effect of reducing salivation. If you are taking any meds, ask your dentist or physician if they can cause this problem. Beside medications, dry mouth can also be caused by recreational drug use, radiation to the head or neck for cancer treatment, coffee/tea, anxiety and others that don't come to my mind at this moment. ...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