Karen Hoyt is a blogger who has a story about hepatitis C, cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. This excerpt first appeared on Karen’s I Help C blog.
I’ve been battling cavities a lot. Some of it was from Hep C, some may have been medicine or treatment, liver cancer, or the Tace and Ablation. I feel like diuretics and even diet or hepatic encephalopathy make it worse. In any case, I did a fb live and have had questions about it lately. Here are some facts for dry mouth with liver problems.
Facts for Dry Mouth with Liver Problems
Increased dryness may go along with some medications. It is more than just dehydration or thirst. No amount of water helps when it gets that bad, but there are some things that can help. If you have thrush, first try the miracle mouthwash and then tackle the dry mouth.
Your voice can become scratchy or sound different. You might even have a hoarse throat and deeper tone due to dry mouth. It is hard to talk when your mouth clacks and your tongue feels swollen. Did you read my blog on teeth and gums?
Dry mouth needs treatment because saliva helps to protect your teeth. When you do not have enough, it can cause increased tooth decay. So brushing and using your water flosser becomes even more important. Check out my youtube on that. I got a CLEAN CHECK UP after going to work on my mouth.
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