How the menopause can leave your mouth too dry to eat or talk, making simple tasks a daily struggle
Gazing out at the crowd of expectant faces, Cheryl McBroom felt a surge of anxiety. As an experienced dental hygienist used to giving lectures on her subject, the task should have been fairly straightforward.
But thanks to a debilitating health complaint, she wondered if she'd make it even halfway through her talk, let alone to the end. 'I do a lot of public speaking, but was naturally slightly nervous at the prospect of lecturing to 70 people.
'Nerves can make your mouth dry up, but for me the problem is twice as bad because I already suffer from a terrible dry mouth,' recalls the... read more
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