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Jul 6, 2014

What causes too much saliva?

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    Jul 6, 2014

    Saliva is the most important part of maintaining a healthy digestive system, and functions to keep your mouth comforatble. It help you to chew, taste and swallow the food, fight germs and protect teeth. Saliva is created by the salivary glands which are located throught the mouth. There are 6 major salivary gland and many smaller ones. Our body can make up to 2 to 4 pints of saliva per day. Sometimes our body creates more saliva, but it is not a serious sign and can be caused by an overactive salivary gland, have problems swallowing or of eating spicy or sour food. It can also be the side effect of particular medications like clonazepam, clozapine or pilocarpine, or be a symptom of a more serious condition. Conditions that can cause the production of too much saliva are : -

    >> Pregnancy
    >> Lou Gehrig's disease
    >> Bell's palsy
    >> Cerebral palsy
    >> GERD
    >> Enlarged tongue
    >> Parkinson's disease
    >> Rabies
    >> Stroke.

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    Jul 6, 2014

    Some conditions like pregnancy, GERD can cause too much saliva.

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