If you are one of the people who wake up with a bitter and/or dry mouth, this could be more serious than you think, since it would expose a symptom of one or several serious illnesses.
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Although thirst is attributed to the most common reason why someone wakes up with a dry and bitter mouth, this is partly a myth, since behind these strange symptoms diseases such as HIV, diabetes or liver discomfort.
The dry mouth sensation is called xerostomia, and it arises when the salivary glands stop producing enough saliva for the mouth, Something that is attributed to aging but occurs in disorders such as Sjögren’s syndrome, which damages the immune system.
Hepatitis, cirrhosis or fatty liver, by preventing the proper functioning of the liver, cause the body to accumulate high amounts of ammonia, a toxic substance that is normally eliminated by sweat and urine, but alters the sense of taste and generates a Bitter taste sensation.
HIV and AIDS
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cause chronic dry mouth, in addition to gingivitis, periodontitis, canker sores, and tooth decay, among other conditions, bringing pain and discomfort to our body.
On the other hand, this disease has among its symptoms of dry mouth, which can also occur due to a side effect of medications or high glucose levels.
It brings a bitter taste and dryness, in addition to the development of diabetic neuropathy.
Chronic Renal Failure (CKD)
The metallic taste in the mouth could be a manifestation of chronic renal failure, since by accumulating waste and/or toxins in the blood, it alters the flavors of the food causing, in addition, bad breath.
It should be noted that this disease may take several years to gain strength and be detectable.
Finally, this disease also presents these sensations in the mouth, because here the mucus and the bacteria that reach the cavity alter its natural state and the perception of the flavors.