Both Parkinson’s Disease and the Medications Used to Treat It Can Result in Dry Mouth
Many people living with Parkinson’s experience varying degrees of dry mouth, which can impact their ability to swallow and can also contribute to increased mouth infections.
Dry Mouth Can Be a Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson's disease is a progressive condition that affects the movement and control of the body. Roughly 10 million people around the globe are living with Parkinson’s with over 100,000 of them living in Canada – that’s 1 in every 500 people across the country.
Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
The type and progression of Parkinson’s disease symptoms can vary greatly for each individual, but they can include (in no particular order):
- Loss of flexibility
- Slow movement
- Affected balance
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
RELIEVE DRY MOUTH ASSOCIATED WITH PARKINSONS
Biotène is the #1 pharmacist, dentist and hygienist recommended brand for a dry mouth. Try using Biotène Dry Mouth Moisturizing Mouthwash for long lasting soothing relief and fresh breath.
Talk to your doctor to learn more about how to manage dry mouth symptoms from Parkinson’s.