Burning Mouth and Our Hormonal Changes
Do you suffer from a burning sensation in your mouth? Is your mouth dry and itchy or do you have a metallic taste in your mouth? It could be that you are suffering from Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS).
Did you know that Burning Mouth affects up to 40% of menopausal women? It can be a really painful and irritating PeriMenopause and Menopause symptom.
For Business Women suffering with a sore mouth, it can be painful and embarrassing . Especially if you are talking a lot in business meetings or networking. 51% of women have reported that they take time away from their business or career due to PeriMenopausal and Menopausal symptoms.
MY BURNING MOUTH STORY
I suffer with a burning sensation along with a metallic taste in my mouth. Being dehydrated makes my mouth much worse! As a consequence I can feel self conscious when talking to individuals or large groups.
WHAT CAUSES BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME
Burning mouth is something that can be caused by nutritional deficiencies and anaemia but the other main cause behind developing this syndrome (BMS) is a drop in our oestrogen levels. This hormone decrease can reduce saliva production, cause a metallic taste and can trigger a burning sensation in our mouth.
Oestrogen affects the bitter taste buds which are located at the back of our tongue. Our taste buds are surrounded by pain neurons, which are activated when the taste buds are damaged by declining oestrogen levels.
Falling oestrogen levels tend to dry out all the mucous membranes in our body, including the nose, the eyes and the mouth.
HOW TO MANAGE BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME
Having a painful burning mouth can contribute to anxiety and mood swings, loss of appetite, and social withdrawal. It can also cause a real problem in just conversing with people.
As busy Business Women we need to ensure that we are fully prepared for our busy schedules, so here are some things you can do to help with your dry mouth and your confidence using My MidLife Resilience System©.
- Food – Ensure you include healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and lean protein in your regular meal plan. Avoid triggers like spicy and acidic foods as these can add to the symptoms.
- Iron, Zinc & B-Complex – It has been found that deficiencies in these nutrients can affect the mouth tissues and contribute to a burning mouth. Add any of the following, spinach, nuts, eggs, salmon and red meat to your meal plans.
- Vitamin A – Helps maintain healthy mucous membranes and saliva flow and can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli.
- Fluids – Staying hydrated is very important. Drink 2 – 4 litres of water or herbal teas each day. Try sucking on crushed ice as this can also give relief.
- Oral Care – Change your toothpaste if you find the burning is worse after brushing. Use a natural or unflavoured toothpaste to help soothe a burning mouth. You can even try baking soda in lukewarm water to rinse your mouth. This will help to neutralise acid and cool the burning sensation.
- Chew Gum – This can help to stimulate the saliva glands and prevent a dryness and reduce burning.
BURNING MOUTH SUMMARY
One of the main causes behind developing burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a drop in our oestrogen levels. This hormone decrease can reduce saliva production, cause a metallic taste and can trigger a pain and dryness in our mouth.
It affects up to 40% of menopausal women and can be extremely painful.
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Are you a Business Woman who wants to manage Burning Mouth Syndrome before it impacts you? Or are you struggling with a dry, sore mouth today and don’t know where to start to manage it?
Then book a 45 minute Complimentary Consultation which includes My MidLife Resilience Assessment© to help you understand the impact of your hormonal changes. Then together we create a plan for you to manage your menopause building a Strong Body to “Keep You in Business Through Your Hormonal Changes“…
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