The hypersalivation is not disease but it is a symptom of another condition. It is also known as ptyalism or sialorrhea. It is a condition when someone
Excess saliva production (sialorrhea) is a very common problem in ALS patients. The disease does not cause the overproduction of saliva, like people often think, but instead weakens the throat muscles needed for regular swallowing. When not properly managed, sialorrhea can result in drooling, choking, or difficulty speaking.
Treatment. Salivary disorders are treated according to what is causing them, using medical or surgical treatments. If the salivary disorder is caused by systemic disease (diseases that involve the whole body) then that problem is treated first. This may require a visit to a specialist. If the problem is due to salivary gland obstruction, your ...
Various conditions from sinus infections and heartburn to allergies and tonsillitis cause your body to make too much saliva. Ask your doctor about steps to take to reduce excess saliva until the underlying condition is under control.
Some medications cause excessive saliva production. The most common instances are antipsychotic medications, particularly Clozapine. The theory behind this phenomenon is that the drug affects the function of the nervous system, both causing extra saliva production and not sending proper messages to the muscles in the mouth to hold the liquid in ...
Treatment. Specific treatment for sialorrhea is not always necessary unless the patient is drooling excessively or choking on their saliva. Patients should be encouraged to swallow more often in order to clear the saliva from the mouth. Local factors enhancing increase salivation such as dental problems should be corrected accordingly.
However, if the underlying medical condition causing the dry mouth cannot be changed, treatment will focus on ways to increase saliva flow. For example, dry mouth can be caused from the treatment itself (eg, damage to salivary glands from radiation or chemotherapy treatments) or be a consequence of a disease itself (eg, Sjögren's syndrome ...
Multiple diverse studies indicate that swallowed saliva plays an important role in neutralizing stomach acid refluxed into the esophagus and mouth; the acid that causes the symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). This article briefly reviews the epidemiology of GERD, its pathogenesis and symptom presentation, its connection to salivation, and its medical management and presents ...
Excessive production of saliva by the salivary glands (a condition known as polysialia). Block in saliva drainage from the mouth into the gut (often related to swallowing problems, or dysphagia). In most cases, excessive salivation is not a serious problem since excess saliva can be swallowed.
Excessive saliva? BPSandy. Posts: 4 Joined: Mar 2010 Mar 06, 2010 - 5:59 pm. Hello- My husband has esophageal/stomach cancer and just had his 3rd chemo treatment this week (oxalyplatin & epirubicin), plus he takes 2500 mg of xeloda orally every day. A few days after his 1st chemo he started producing lots of extra saliva, and it is really ...