Dry mouth (medically known as xerostomia) may not be a particularly painful health matter, but for those who deal with the condition, it is both irritating and concerning. The question is, what causes this condition to emerge?
In most cases, the answer depends on the individual and their lifestyle choices. The good news is that making some minor lifestyle changes could help remedy the situation and stop dry mouth in its tracks for good…
1. Brain Trauma
Damage to the brain through trauma, stroke, or the onset of serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can lead individuals to feel like they are suffering from a dry mouth. However, in many cases, it’s the damage to the brain that is causing this feeling, meaning saliva production remains normal.
If someone close to you has recently experienced a health event affecting their brain and regularly complains about having a dry mouth, talk to a doctor to see if it’s the result of brain damage or related to decreased saliva production.