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What might excessive thirst be a sign of?

What might excessive thirst be a sign of?

You are dry!: Thirst is the body's way of telling you that more water is needed! not soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, caffeine or alcohol. All of these fluids actually make you more thirsty. Excess salt intake can also cause heightened thirst. Metabolically, certain patho-physiologic processes like diabetes can cause excess thirst. But eliminate the common causes first! ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...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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What to do about excessive thirst after I stopped drinking soda?

What to do about excessive thirst after I stopped drinking soda?

Thirst: 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

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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.ive 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.ive 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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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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