Sialorrhea, more commonly known as drooling, is the medical term for an excess spillage of saliva from the mouth. It is a common symptom in certain neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD).

WHAT CAUSES SIALORRHEA?

In many patients with sialorrhea, it’s not that their salivary glands are making too much saliva — it’s that their neurodegenerative disease, such as PD, makes it hard to swallow. 

The saliva builds up or “pools” in the mouth, which leads to drooling.

Sialorrhea can also have physical consequences, including:

  • Chapped lips, irritated skin around the mouth, and oral hygiene issues
  • Sleep problems and increased tiredness
  • Respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, and breathing problems

Resources:

https://myobloc.com/Sialorrhea/about-sialorrhea

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Sialorrhea

Sialorrhea, more commonly known as drooling, is the medical term for an excess spillage of saliva from the mouth. It is a common symptom in certain neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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