Does Gerd Cause Dry Mouth?

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Dry mouth is a decreased flow of saliva that may be associated with dehydration, radiation therapy of the salivary gland regions, anxiety, the use of drugs (such as atropine and antihistamines), vitamin deficiency, various forms of parotitis, or various syndromes (such as Plummer-Vinson syndrome).

It also is called hyposalivation, asialorrhea, and xerostomia.

Although xerostomia is not a disease in itself, it is a symptom of certain diseases.

Most cases of dry mouth are caused by failure of the...

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