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Dry mouth syndrome

Dry mouth syndrome from the point of view of Ayurveda

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, occurs when the salivary glands in the mouth don’t produce enough saliva. Everyone needs saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth.
Causes of dry mouth syndrome include:
Side effect of certain medications and medical treatments
Smoking or chewing tobacco
Breathing with your mouth open
Medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps
Nerve damage in the head and neck area due to trauma or surgery
Dehydration, fever, excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss, and burns
In Ayurveda, this condition is called Trishna Roga. “Trishna” means thirst.
According to Ayurveda, dry mouth also indicates dryness in other digestive glands. Dry mouth can be a sign of inadequate hydration, one of the earliest signs of high Vata.
Other factors, such as Kapha-type dry mouth, can be a sign of thick fluid and sluggish circulation, making the saliva thick and sticky. It can also be a sign of high blood sugar, especially in diabetics.
According to Ayurveda, dry mouth syndrome results from an aggravation of one or more doshas. If you have an excess of one of the doshas, Ayurveda recommends reducing the dietary and lifestyle habits that aggravate them.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat dry mouth syndrome

The most important thing in the treatment process is to eliminate the causes.
For dry mouth treatment, Ayurveda often recommends Panchkarma procedures, which is usually followed by oiling Ayurvedic procedures, both internal and external. Water and steam procedures are used, in which the liquid is taken orally.
Each case in Ayurvedic practice is individual, so each treatment process is designed individually under the supervision of an Ayurvedic doctor.
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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of dry mouth syndrome

  • Avoid mouth breathing
  • Avoid excess sweets
  • Keep your oral cavity clean with regular flossing, brushing, tongue cleaning and oil pulling
  • The best and simple option for excessive thirst, and dry mouth is to increase fluid intake
  • Drink fruit juices, vegetable juices
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Lemon juice can stimulate saliva production and relieve the dry mouth syndrome
  • Ginger stimulates salivation

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