22 Apr What’s causing your dry mouth ? Proper hydration can help to relieve symptoms
If you have ever experienced a persistent sticky, cottony dry feeling in your mouth, difficulty swallowing or tasting food, and constant sore throat or hoarseness – you are probably suffering from a dry mouth also known as xerostomia.
The American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) estimates that nearly 4 million people suffer from persistent dry mouth. And women are affected nine times more frequently than men.
Dry mouth can result as a side effect from a host of medications used to treat pain, allergies, obesity, diarrhea, nausea, asthma, and even Parkinson’s disease and lymphoma. According to (AAOM), there are more than 1100 over the counter and prescription medications that can cause xerostomia.
Patients with medical conditions such as Sjögren’s syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke are most likely to experience persistent dry mouth. Cancer patients who have undergone radiation therapy to the head and neck areas are also much more likely to suffer from dry mouth.
For patients taking multiple medications, the probability of experiencing dry mouth and its severity increases significantly.
Xerostomia is caused by a lack of production of saliva, which is necessary to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also plays a crucial role in preventing infections by controlling the bacteria in your mouth.
The average person produces 600 milliliters of saliva every day, according to an IJOS study, and approximately 99 percent of that saliva is water. So it’s no surprise that proper hydration can serve as an effective means of preventing symptoms related to xerostomia and maintaining proper immune health.
While many patients suffering from xerostomia try remedies such as regularly sipping on cold water and sucking on sugar-free candies and ice cubes, they are often temporary fixes. These remedies aren’t very effective at relieving symptoms in the long run and most people just end up drinking too much water.
Hydrus uses “the science of hydration” to optimize absorption throughout the body and has proven to be more effective at relieving symptoms of xerostomia than using water alone.
Hydrus is made of a specialized nanosomes electrolyte delivery system, which enables the body to start absorbing electrolytes and water getting them very quickly into the body’s fluid systems, including the bloodstream, lymphatic system, and interstitial water beginning in the mouth.
This is why patients with chronic dry mouth can feel a difference right away when they try Hydrus. Nearly 67% of patients who used Hydrus found an improvement in their dry mouth condition after using it for five days.