Advice 1: Talking about copious saliva

Saliva in the body performs a very important role – it protects the mouth and throat from injury, is involved in the process of digestion and enhances the flavor of the product. The allocation of large quantities of almost always indicative of any irregularities in the internal organs, as the process of salivation is directly connected with the entire body.
Talking about copious saliva
Salivary glands people work continuously, but the amounts of excreted liquids typically does not exceed 12 mg per hour. From time to time, the level of saliva may be increased, for example, as a response of the body to delicious, beautiful or fragrant food. Also the amount of liquid in the mouth is greater than the irritation – an example of this can be a desire to spit the accumulated saliva during dental treatment. However, the constant release of large amounts of saliva indicates health problems.

Causes copious saliva



So, excessive salivation or hypersalivation can occur as a result of accumulation in the oral cavity a large number of bacteria. That's why profuse salivation often accompanies diseases such as gingivitis, stomatitis or tonsillitis.

The allocation of large amounts of fluid the salivary glands may also occur in cases of poisoning by pesticides or mercury vapor, saturated with iodine or as a side effect from taking certain medications.

Copious salivation sometimes happens when disruption of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. This symptom may accompany certain types of ulcers, gastritis and benign tumors in the digestive tract. It happens that the salivary glands secrete a lot of fluid in the presence of parasites in the stomach or intestines, hyperacidity of the stomach, gallbladder and urinary system.

Causes heavy flow of saliva can also be abnormalities of the Central nervous system, cerebrovascular disease, lesions of the autonomic centers and certain types of paralysis. Very often the saliva would stand out after a stroke. In some cases, the amount of saliva increased under the condition of toxemia during pregnancy.

Well as hypersalivation can be a sign of the development of cerebral palsy. That's why parents of young children is especially important to pay attention to this symptom and immediately tell the doctor.

How to get rid of the increased discharge of saliva



To recover from hypersalivation, it is necessary to consult a therapist. He will conduct a full medical examination on the basis of specific symptoms. And then will prescribe a course of treatment or refer to a specialist of a narrower profile, such as a neurologist or gastroenterologist.

Usually for getting rid of the increased discharge of saliva, the patient is recommended to cure all acute and chronic diseases, which can cause hypersalivation. It can be prescribed medicines with anticholinergic effect, to reduce the amount of saliva. In some cases, is also used surgical treatment.

Advice 2 : How to deal with increased salivation

Excessive salivation (sialorrhea) in children from six months and adults is considered a disease. Often the cause may be dysfunction of the swallowing reflex in some diseases.
How to deal with increased salivation

Causes of increased salivation



The normal level of salivation in healthy humans is 2 mg in 10 minutes. Hypersalivation in children up to six months considered the norm, after six months this condition is considered a disease. It commonly accompanies cerebral palsy (infantile cerebral paralysis), epidemic encephalitis, stomach ulcer, stomatitis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease. It often happens that the secretion of saliva is increased during pregnancy, or because of circulatory disorders in the brain. Sometimes hypersalivation can be caused by an intestinal infection, lead poisoning, iodine, mercury.
Due to hypersalivation in the oral cavity are formed by inflammation.


Treatment of increased salivation



Treatment of hypersalivation is to adjust the rate of work of the salivary glands, affecting cause this condition cause. The patient is prescribed drugs that reduce the production of saliva. To facilitate usually applied products that contain atropine. Atropine - a poisonous substance, it should be taken with greater caution and only on prescription. Unconventional methods of therapy used acupuncture, homeopathy. In severe cases, surgical intervention, radiation.
In severe cases, hypersalivation operative treatment: removal of the salivary glands, the adjustment of the ducts.


The choice of treatment for hypersalivation also depends on form of the disease. If it was caused by taking any of the medicines you have to cancel or reduce the dose of the drug. When psychogenic hypersalivation prescribe tranquilizers or antidepressants, shows the different types of psychotherapy. Gives good results with hypnotherapy. In Parkinson's disease salivation is markedly reduced when taking antiparkinsonian drugs (especially anticholinergics), but in some cases this condition is difficult therapy.

To overcome the symptoms of hypersalivation in children are shown special event. The child needs to learn to swallow the saliva with closed lips. Whenever it is necessary to remind the kid when he's not eating or talking, the mouth should be closed. Will be useful for speech therapy massage. Make a light vibrating motion with the index finger in the area of submandibular fossa in five seconds. The index and middle fingers carry out acupressure in two points under the tongue. Rotational motion is carried out for ten seconds. Will be useful also breathing exercises.
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