Drink more water to relieve dry mouth symptoms reports fresh water advocate
Dry mouth is a symptom of dehydration and can have serious side effects says Sharon Kleyne Hour radio host
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The condition called "dry mouth" is extremely common according to water advocate, researcher and radio host Sharon Kleyne and a recent Fox News report.* Left untreated, it can cause dental caries (tooth decay), mouth sores and other side effects. Since dry mouth is also one of the first signs of physical dehydration (excessive loss of body water), untreated dry mouth exposes the body dehydration's many harmful effects. Dehydration is not the only cause of dry mouth but when it is, the solution is simple - drink more water.
*"Five solutions for dry mouth," Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, January 15, 2015
The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show, hosted by fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center's signature product for dry and dehydrated eyes.
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The human body is a water recycling machine that requires frequent daily water input, according to Kleyne. When the body loses more water than it takes in, dehydration symptoms begin to occur. Symptoms can include headache, dry mouth, dry skin, sore muscles, dry eye and eye discomfort, rapid pulse and fatigue. Chronic dehydration can lead heart disease, premature signs of aging and other conditions. Extreme dehydration can be fatal.
The body is most prone to dehydration at night because the body rejuvenates at night and people tend to avoid drinking water at night. As a result, dry mouth is extremely common first thing in the morning.
Most dry mouth that is caused by mild dehydration can be alleviated with a simple glass of water. There are, however, other dry mouth causes less easily alleviated. Many medications have dry mouth as a side effect. Dry mouth may also be symptomatic of medical conditions such as salivary gland disorders or Sjogren's syndrome. Women and the elderly are more prone to dry mouth than the general population. If drinking more water doesn't help, see your doctor.
Dehydration and dry mouth may also be the result of a dry environment that causes water inside the skin to evaporate into the atmosphere. The skin then replaces the lost water with water from inside the body.
Environmental dehydration may result from low atmospheric humidity, cold air, dry air, solar radiation, wind and indoor forced air heating and cooling. Environmental dehydration may be minimized by drinking more water and by avoiding exposure to or protecting yourself from high risk situations.
Suggestions for alleviating dry mouth from Sharon Kleyne and Fox News:
Be sure to drink your eight glasses of fresh water a day. Drink water frequently at night. Avoid alcohol and salty foods at night. Stop smoking. Use a room humidifier at night.
Kleyne notes that most people do not drink enough water even under ideal circumstances. Her full recommendations for daily water intake: Drink at least eight glasses (eight ounces per glass) of fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake. Drink two full glasses upon rising and at least four of the glasses all at once rather than sipping. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugared drinks, which are dehydrating. Children 12 and under should drink half their body weight in ounces per day (a 50 pound child would drink 25 ounces of water).