I’m hoping some Doctors on the board may be able to explain this to me, and tell me if I should be concerned or visit a Doctor.
I suppose this condition started a couple years ago. Basically, my mouth is always dry. I wake up with a really dry mouth. I’ve always been that way though. I would always drink something in the morning and be fine. However, for the past couple of years, the dry-mouth feeling doesn’t go away. I drink copious amounts of water throughout the day, but it doesn’t offer much relief. I just finished what must be my tenth cup of water today and my mouth is still dry. I can say that I started working out a few years ago and read that I should keep myself fully hydrated to optimize results, so I started drinking a lot of water then, possible too much. But one can’t get addicted to water (other than the obvious amount needed to survive), can one?
I suppose you’ll want to know: I’m in my late twenties, in pretty good shape, I work-out regularly (like I said), smoke a few cigarettes a day (though at times as much as half a pack), work a desk job, anything else you’d need to know?
So, should I be concerned about this condition? Should I go to a doctor and get it checked out? Or do some people just have a drier mouth than others and it’s possibly nothing to worry about?
Thank you in advance.