Xerostomia and hyposalivation: causes, consequences and treatment in the elderly.

@article{Nrhi1999XerostomiaAH,
  title={Xerostomia and hyposalivation: causes, consequences and treatment in the elderly.},
  author={Timo O. N{\"a}rhi and Jukka H Meurman and Anja Ainamo},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={103-16}
}
Xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction (SGH) are prevalent in elderly populations, causing much discomfort and even difficulties in eating. SGH also increases the occurrence and severity of oral diseases and makes the patient susceptible to candidiasis. The principal causes of SGH and xerostomia are systemic diseases and drugs used daily. The diagnosis of SGH and xerostomia is based on simple methods, of which measuring both unstimulated and stimulated salivary flow rate is the most… CONTINUE READING

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