The saliva secreted from the salivary gland helps to moisten and cleanse our mouth, prevents infection from bacteria and fungi and also helps in digestion. Xerostomia is a condition where enough saliva is not secreted. Dry mouth comes with other symptoms like constant sore throat, bad breath, dryness in the nose, difficulty in eating, speaking, and swallowing, taste problems, increased thirst.
This condition can be treated and cured. Dry mouth can occur due to : 1. Certain medications used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma (certain bronchodilators), and Parkinson's disease. 2. Certain Diseases like Sjögren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps. 3. Side effects from any treatments 4. Nerve Damage 5. Smoking and chewing tobacco can also lead to such conditions Tooth decay, dry eyes, joint pain, dry skin, skin rashes, joint pain are some symptoms when it turns severe
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