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A 45-year-old member asked:

Increased thirst but definitively not diabetes. what else causes thirst?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: Aside from diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus can also cause thirst. Other causes: anxiety, medication side effects, stress, dehydration, thyroid disease, high calcium concentration in blood, high aldosterone level, head injury, brain lesion, too much cortisol in the body, too much growth hormone in the body...
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes increased thirst at night?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Thirst at night: The most common cause is blockage of your nasal passages (i.e., allergies) which force you to breath through your mouth, which is a really dehydrating experience. Other causes include uncontrolled diabetes where the high sugar levels draw fluid out of your system. Diuretics can do the same thing.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2020

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