A lack of saliva is a particularly prevalent problem in old age, but it also occurs as an unpleasant side effect in a number of illnesses. If a lack of saliva becomes chronic, patients’ quality of life and health are massively affected.
Bone loss can be induced by cancer as a complication of bone metastases. Affected patients often complain of severe pain. Spontaneous bone fractures can also occur as a result of the loss of substance.