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Herbal Medicine for Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients after Radiation Therapy

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 3 July 2021
Herbal Medicine for Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients after Radiation Therapy
Xerostomia (dry mouth) causes many clinical problems, including oral infections, speech difficulties, and impaired chewing and swallowing of food. Many cancer patients have complained of xerostomia induced by cancer therapy. Saliva, which consists of water (99%) and many electrolytes, immunoglobulins, proteins, enzymes, mucins, and nitrogenized products,serves important functions in maintaining the health of the oral cavity, speech, ingestion, and swallowing. Xerostomia is the feeling o...
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