Infrequent swallowing can lead to excess saliva build-up and drooling in people with Parkinson's disease. Medications and other treatments are available, but first try chewing sugarless gum. The gum triggers frequent swallowing, reducing the amount of saliva in the mouth.
Alison Monette, RN, BSN
Deep Brain Stimulator Program Coordinator
Neurosciences Institute, Central DuPage Hospital
PDRS Medical Director: Michael Rezak, M.D. Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Rezak, a neurologist and Movement Disorders specialist, also serves as the Medical Director of the PDRS and the APDA Midwest Information and Referral Center and National Young Onset Center. He practices exclusively at the Neurosciences Institute of Central DuPage Hospital where he heads the Movement Disorders Center and the Movement Disorders Functional Neurosurgery Program.