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Salivary gland disorder

Also known as Salivary Gland Disease

The salivary glands in mammals are exocrine glands, glands with ducts, that produce saliva. They also secrete amylase, an enzyme that breaks down starch into maltose. In other organisms such as insects, salivary glands are often used to produce biologically important proteins like silk or glues, and fly salivary glands contain polytene chromosomes that have been useful in genetic research.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with salivary gland disorder, 44% report having peripheral edema, 44% report having sore throat, and 35% report having swollen lymph nodes. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of salivary gland disorder are peripheral edema, neck mass, swollen lymph nodes, throat feels tight, jaw swelling, mouth dryness, and neck swelling, although you may still have salivary gland disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with salivary gland disorder often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), biopsy, excision, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, hemoglobin a1c measurement, physical therapy exercises and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with salivary gland disorder include meloxicam, pramipexole (mirapex), dicyclomine, saliva substitutes, mequinol-tretinoin topical, bleomycin, desflurane, entacapone (comtan), biotin, hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone, rocuronium, cefadroxil and calcitriol .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for salivary gland disorder include age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get salivary gland disorder.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.9x
75+ years
1.4x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.6x
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