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causes of loss of appetite and excessive thirst

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Eating ice: Anemia associated with iron deficiency often cause a tendency to eating ice, not exactly thirst, but a behavior called pica.
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Most commonly...: Diabetes so do get checked, now!
Dr. Delitha Taylor
26 years experience Dentistry
Diabetes: You may have diabetes. Please check with your family doctor as soon as possible. There are other illnesses that have these symptoms as well such as hy ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Could be diabetes: - with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a an appetite and consume large quantities of food and still a ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
More testing: I'm assuming that was a fasting glucose. There may be other testing your doctor would do. You need a complete physical and lab evaluation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See the Doctor: Those symptoms could be related to diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipid us. A blood sugar level and urinalysis will point the way to the answer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are many possible causes. If it is accmpanied by great hunger and large amounts of urine, one would suspect diabetes and test approprriately to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Diabetes: As blood sugar rises, the sugar becomes a diuretic once exceeding the kidney threshold of about 180 mg/dl. The more one voids, the thirstier one gets ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Excessive thirst: There are many reasons for excessive thirst. From an Endocrinology viewpoint a very high blood sugar could cause thirst and headaches. Do you have dia ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thirst/headaches: There are several causes for your symptoms including high blood sugar levels, kidney problems, and others. Please go to your local Emergency facility ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
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Medication: Is one of the more common causes. A less common cause is sjogren's disease.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Most common cause: would be elevated blood sugar even though you think it is under "control". There are other physical and psychological causes that your doctor could ev ... Read More
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