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What causes the excessive thirst and high blood sugar?

What causes the excessive thirst and high blood sugar?

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 as the large amounts of urine excreted cause dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Increased Thirst (Definition)

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


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Is there any same kind of alternative medicine of Mebeverine for mild IBS-D. Because Mebeverine cause me excessive thirst and back pain at mid night?

Quite a few: but first, look for dietary modifications (increased fluid and fiber intake) taht might be helpful in some. Then, older tricyclic antidepressants act through 2 different ways to help (anti-cholingergics shut the gut like mebeverine but are milder; they also lower gut reactions if used at low constant doses). Lomotil, bentyl (dicyclomine) are other gut motility drugs with overlapping side effects to mebeverine. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive thirst and going the toliet freqently?

What can cause excessive thirst and going the toliet freqently?

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. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

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 evaluate. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause excessive thirst?

no: It doesn't but poorly controlled diabetes can cause excessive thirst. Is your blood sugar persistently high on metformin? ...Read more

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What can cause excessive thirst and headaches?

What can cause excessive thirst and headaches?

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 diabetes? One other possibility is a thyroid disorder, and there are many non-endocrine conditions that could lead to your symptoms. I would recommend an early appointment to your doctor who will take your history, do an exam, and order some lab data. ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

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 be sure. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes excessive thirst and headaches?

Can anyone tell me what causes excessive thirst and headaches?

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 as soon as you can. Preferably family or friend should drive you there. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Are there other things other than diabetes and drought that could cause excessive thirst?

Are there other things other than diabetes and drought that could cause excessive thirst?

Yes there are: You can have excessive thirst in condition called polychogenic polydypsia, is excessive water intake in some patients with psychiatric illness like schizophrenia, and it can case medical emergency as blood sodium level falls low. Other cause is diabetes insipidus, where there is excessive thirst and excessive urine volume. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Usually not: Anemia is a lowering of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood due to lack of red blood cells. There are many types and causes of anemia. None that i know of cause increased thirst. Having said that there are people who have iron deficiency anemia who suffer from eating ice cubes or other non-nutritive substances (called pica). ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Severe Thirst (Definition)

Severe thirst is a symptom in which a person has a great urge to drink more fluids. Causes include diabetes, excessive salt intake, significant blood loss, dehydration (loss of body fluid, such as ...Read more