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What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

Could be diabetes: — with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a appetite and consume large quantities of food and still are losing weight? Are you urinating very frequently? Of course other conditions can cause xerostomia, weight loss, and fatigue. So the best approach is to see a pcp and have a workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 course 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

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What could cause symptoms of drowsiness, excessive thirst (or so I think), and itchiness?

What could cause symptoms of drowsiness, excessive thirst (or so I think), and itchiness?

Sugar, sugar: Number one cause in usa--diabetes. Do not pass go until you check this possibility out. ...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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What causes someone to have excessive thirst, even after drinking 1/2 gal water in 30 min or less?

What causes someone to have excessive thirst, even after drinking 1/2 gal water in 30 min or less?

1/2 gallon - 30 mins: Most likely you are voiding lots of water when you drink that much so quickly. That would make you thirsty again.

Cut down to a smaller amount of water and see what happens.

Still troubled — see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes extreme thirst? I eat well, lastnight ate piece of very sweet pie and got a rush and excessive thirst.I've had thirst for a few days now

What causes extreme thirst? I eat well, lastnight ate piece of very sweet pie and got a rush and excessive thirst.I've had thirst for a few days now

? Diabetes: The thirst could be normal but if concerned get a consult with your physician. One of the most common symptoms of Diabetes is excessive thirst. There are other conditions that cause increased thirst as well. Lab studies will help with the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could excessive thirst accompany edema that is caused by heart problens?

Could excessive thirst accompany edema that is caused by heart problens?

Yes: Thirst is regulated by the hypothalamus which responds to increased serum osmolality (reflecting primarily sodium concentration) and decreased blood volume. In CHF, total body sodium is increased but sodium concentration is often reduced since there is overall total body extracellular fluid volume overload. Thus thirst is triggered independently of edema. ...Read more

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I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

Many causes: Your symptoms could be due to numerous disease process but as an endocrinologist, I would advise you to get checked out by a doctor or other professional medical provider and make sure you do not have undiagnosed diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Severe Thirst (Definition)

Marked desire to ingest fluid. ...Read more