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Why Am I Thirsty For Soda So Often
Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It can be an important clue in detecting diabetes. Excessive thirst is a fairly common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss during exercise, or ...Read more
If you are always thirsty in the daytime, and drink diet sodas, but sleep all night, is there a medical problem or not?
I have been feeling really thirsty the past few days. Does this mean I am dehydrated? I have been drinking lots of fluids the past few days because I've felt so thirsty. What is going on? I've been drinking everything from water to soda to coffee. Is this
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dipsesis is the medical term for excessive thirst. Conditions that cause extreme fluid loss and leave the body water-depleted trigger excessive thirst. Body water can be lost through excessive urination, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating and increased body temperature. A variety of conditions can cause a total body water deficit and excessive thirst. But the two primary ones are dehydration and diabetes. Because you have provided an incomplete picture of your condition it is difficult to make a diagnosis. For that reason it is recommended that you see your physician for and evaluation and possibly lab testing. ...Read more
Are people with diabetes hungry b/c they're urinating or thirsty more? Do other symptoms accompany hunger symptoms? I've noticed I've been hungry a lot lately. Also getting nervous about my upcoming physical. I drink diet soda. NOT diabetic. 78gl
Drink a lot wether thirsty or not! All diet soda & 1Powerade qday NO alcohol!! I have mg/anxiety/anxious/tired/weak/bloated/inactive. All labs normal?
I assume you have: Ruled out any medical condition that would cause excessive thirst (labs normal so no diabetes?). The drinks you described all have a stimulant effect, which probably accounts for the symptoms you report (anxiety, then tired, weak, bloated, etc.). Try drinking just plain, filtered water, exercising and eating well for a week. Better? Or, are you self-medicating for something else? ...Read more
If you are drinking a lot of fluid - more than before - you must be going to the toilet quite often. If that is the case make an appointment to see you doctor ASAP.
On face value it sounds like a kidney problem but there are other conditions to consider. ...Read more
It is normal: Thirst is a mechanism controlled by the brain where there are receptors (osmoreceptors) that sense the amount of salts in our body. If we loose fluids (sweating, exercise, diarrhea) these receptors are activated and give us the sensation of thirst. The threshold for these receptors activity is different in each of us. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Increased thirst =: Excessive desire to drink - unquenchable thirst. ...Read more
Its very easy to get dehydrated in the warm and human weather
you must drink water more frequently and in larger amounts than most people do
by the time you feel thirsty you're probably dehydrated. ...Read more
Several issues: Continuous thirst, in the absence of obvious things that use up fluid like sweating, could be from conditions causing the kidneys to make excess urine.Such as diabetes. There is a pituitary condition in which fluid is continuosly produced. There are also some conditions of the kidney which can do this. You should have a doctor's evaluation soon. ...Read more
Dehydrated?: Our brains will tell us that we need more fluids by triggering a sensation of thirst. If this just happened, it could simply be that you are dehydrated and need to drink some fluids. ...Read more
I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?
It's been a couple of months that every morning I wake up really really thirsty. Should I be worried?
My son will be 2 in feb and is healthy and growing as he should. My wife and I have a concern with how thirsty he stays all the time. All day everyday.?
See pediatrician: It would be best to check in with your pediatrician to see if your son's seemingly constant thirst is consistent with his metabolism of level of activity or if something else is going on. ...Read more
Yes, see your doctor: Excessive thirst is a side effect of Prednisone however it can also be a sign of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Prednisone can cause you to have high blood pressure and high sugar, this can be dangerous and should be treated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more