Cancer Treatments & Dry Mouth
Chemotherapy is known to change the appetite in many of its patients, and many have difficulty being able to hold down solid food. When this side effect subsides, it’s important for the individual to remain well-nourished throughout their cancer treatments in order to wield the best results. But there’s a problem: many people experience dry mouth during treatment, making it difficult to swallow, eat and even talk. This symptom can make it almost impossible for a patient to eat and get the nutrition they need.
Over 50% of people going through chemotherapy or radiation experience changes in saliva production in the mouth. There are some things that one can do to counteract these changes. Experimenting with different spices and herbs can make flavors really pop, and eating citrus-based foods and fruits can help to increase saliva production and also help to amplify flavor.
If you have tried many different things to combat dry mouth symptoms and nothing has worked, try Lubricity. It’s simple, 5-ingredient formula has proven to be effective to many cancer patients, and has helped to bring some comfort back into the lives of those who are suffering. It’s easy-to-use spray bottle makes it portable and efficient, and is a great alternative to prescription medications for dry mouth.