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Question: I suffer from a very dry mouth. I have cut down on my salt intake. I take HRT and thyroxine. Could these be the problem? Kay
Answer: Dear Kay,
Hormone replacement therapy and thyroxine do not usually cause dry mouth. Medications for hot flashes, such as Clonidine, have side effects such as dry mouth.
Other causes of a dry mouth include:
People that smoke or chew tobacco can also suffer from dry mouth as well as people that sleep with their mouths open and have snoring problems.
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