Dry Mouth in Dialysis Patients



Dry mouth (xerostomia) isn't uncommon in the dialysis populace. This indication now and again is caused by the utilization of one of the numerous medications meddling with salivary discharge (sympatholytic antihypertensive drugs, analgesics, antihistamines, anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines). In most of cases, nonetheless, there is no evident reason for xerostomia. We have tracked down that salivary (just as lacrimal) organ discharge is modified in as numerous as 25% of patients on ongoing dialysis.


The renal doctor faced with this symptom in a dialysis patient, for example,

  • essential and optional Sjogren’s condition also as lymphomatous organ penetration.
  • Essential Sjogren’s condition isn't uncommon and might be an undetected reason for ongoing renal illness. In a lady on ongoing hemodialyzer sister with a clearly unexplained nephropathy, we analysed essential Sjogren's infection based on salivary organ histology.
  • Hyposalivation in a dialysis patient can cause polydipsia, consuming of the oral mucosa, difficulty with rumination and gulping, weakness of taste, and an increment in dental caries.


use large amounts of ice or cool water to moisten the oral mucosa, a habit that facilitates excessive interdialytic weight gain.

Patients should be advised to increase the number of meals and to consume foods.

Probably the most effective therapeutic measure is that of stimulating residual gland function with the use of a citric acid solution.

Many of our patients seem to benefit from chewing lemon slices at regular intervals.

dialysis patients with dry mouth should pay particular attention to dental care to prevent dental caries and periodontal disease.


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Oral Health and Dental Management