Burning Mouth Syndrome

BMS

Burning mouth syndrome is one of the unpleasant signs of the menopausal years.

Burning Mouth Syndrome

What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Simply put, it’s a sensation of ‘burning’ on the tongue, roof of the mouth or inside the lip area and most commonly affects post-menopausal women.

What causes BMS?

It is believed that stress, anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia can contribute but no one really has a definitive answer. When it hits during menopause it’s believed – as with so many of the signs of peri/menopause – to be linked to fluctuating levels of the female sex hormone estrogen.

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