Natural changes can lead to Dry Mouth to a certain point.

Natural changes can lead to Dry Mouth to a certain point.

Natural changes can lead to Dry Mouth to a certain point.

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Natural changes can lead to Dry Mouth to a certain point.
Natural changes can lead to Dry Mouth to a certain point.
  • Hormonal changes. Drops in estrogen, as after menopause, may be tied to dry mouth.
  • Age. The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from xerostomia.
  • Health issues
  • Certain prescription drugs and medical treatments. A range of medications, from cancer treatments to antihistamines, can result in dry mouth.
  • Asthma. Use of inhalers can dry out the mouth, as can breathing through the mouth, a common result of asthma.
  • Sjögren’s syndrome. This autoimmune disorder results in dry mouth and eyes.
  • Type 2 diabetes. Dry mouth is among the symptoms of this systemic disease.
  • Eating disorders. Starving and purging can lower your body’s production of saliva.
  • Damage to the salivary gland. Whether caused by physical trauma or frequent vomiting, damage to this gland can cause problems with saliva production.
  • HIV/AIDS. Dry mouth is a common oral symptom among people who are HIV-positive.
  • Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting to drink sufficient water and taking prescription drugs can both contribute to dry mouth among dementia patients.