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Older adults may be susceptible to dry mouth

Older adults may be susceptible to dry mouth

The reduced saliva flow that results in dry mouth is a common problem among older adults. Dry mouth, a condition known as xerostomia, can be caused by certain health problems and is often a side effect of medications.

Medications that can cause dry mouth include antihistamines, decongestants, painkillers, medicines for hypertension, muscle relaxants, urinary incontinence drugs, medications for Parkinson's disease, antidepressants and many others.

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Moderators and appetite suppressants: Understand how they are used in the treatment of obesity

Moderators and appetite suppressants: Understand how they are used in the treatment of obesity

Once again a controversial and old issue on the use of appetite suppressants (anorectics) in the treatment of obesity, removed from the shelves of pharmacies by ANVISA in Brazil and now, new law in the federal senate again allows its commercialization. I would like, before concluding the topic, that the reader should accompany three different cases of fictional characters, and at the end of the article, to conclude which one would really need weight-loss treatment help.

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Leg pain: Understand the vascular causes behind this problem

Leg pain: Understand the vascular causes behind this problem

Leg pain of vascular cause can have basically two reasons: poor arterial circulation or a problem in the return of venous blood. The arteries are responsible for transporting the blood out of the heart and distributing it through the body to the tip of the toes. The veins, in turn, collect this blood, which contains impurities and poor oxygenation, and bring it back to the heart and lung, renewing the amount of oxygen and nutrients.

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