Dry mouth during pregnancy

Why does dry mouth appear in pregnancy

Of the possible causes of dry mouth during pregnancy, most often:

  • metabolic disorders in the body of a pregnant woman. Such disruptions in the body are caused by hormonal changes, which entail the violation of many processes occurring in the body;
  • diabetes, which can also develop against the background of hormonal changes in the female body;
  • taking certain medicines, the side effect of which is dry mouth;
  • Dehydration of the body during pregnancy. This dehydration can occur due to increased blood circulation, which is now calculated for two. Consequently, the need for a liquid also doubles.

If you often notice your dry mouth during pregnancy, we recommend that you consult a doctor with this question and take a blood test for sugar to exclude diabetes. Be sure to notify your doctor if you are taking any medications - perhaps the cause of dry mouth is caused by one of the constituent components of the medication. To solve this problem it is enough just to change the medicine and dryness in the mouth will pass.

In order not to become a victim of dehydration, make sure that the fluid intake during the day was according to the norm for pregnant women. If you do not use any liquid for life, you should teach your body to drink enough water. To do this, you can hourly put a reminder in the phone that it's time to drink some water. This technique is very effective - after a couple of days of reminders, you will automatically reach for a glass of water before the reminder signal.

Well, in conclusion, let us recall once again that pregnancy itself does not cause dryness in the mouth. Therefore, if you too often feel dryness in your mouth, bitter aftertaste, viscous salivation - do not delay the visit to the doctor. Only an expert, with full confidence, can determine the cause of dryness in the mouth. Take care of yourself and be well.

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