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Hypoglycemia And Increased Thirst
I have HkPP & hypoglycemia. But I have excessive thirst & urination. I need water by my side up to 2 gallons a day. Secondary psychogenic polydipsia??
Possibly but largely: Unfamiliar territory for the vast majority of physicians, including myself, because HkPP is so rare. While thirst, voiding & body control are under brain control 24/7, the mechanisms remain poorly understood & many theories long promoted which do not fit many clinical situations. Thus, whether more psychological vs. neurological remains a largely inseparable distinction unless can test some way. ...Read more
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... ...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
I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?
Thirst and weight: What you do is go to your doctor and explain your condition. You will asked a number of questions, you will be examined and management advice given. Your doctor might also refer you to a specialist but let's do one thing at a time. ...Read more
Here are some...: A 'sudden" something to our body, understandably, results from sudden impact to nerve system — notably sympathetic, at fear/fright/flight chain, or drug effect (alcohol, anticholinergics, antidepressants, antihistamins, etc.), or brisk water loss (poor-controlled diabetes, vigorous exercise /perspiration, high-output kidney failure, etc.). So, screen these possibilities and ask Doc timely. Best... ...Read more
What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may consult this site to see if any of the issues describe here apply.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003085.htm ...Read more
What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?
DI: Diabetes insipidus prevents the kidney from holding on to water, but this is rare. A water deprivation test may be necessary to rule out if it's being considered a possible dx. Urine is always dilute in di. However, increased frequency of urination is not the same as increase in urine volume, leading too much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...Read more
I am urinating more frequently but never wake up in middle of night needing to go, I have slight increased thirst but not excessive, diabetes?
Test: An urinalysis and fasting bs will help answering your question. ...Read more
If a biker is complaining of frequent urination, increased thirst and weight loss, would these point to diabetes?
Yes: Those are classic symptoms and signs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constant fatigue, hunger, increased thirst, freq. Urination. Bp 82/78 and some times lower. Sleep 13--16 hrs still exhausted. What is causing this?
Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?
Using the patch to quit smoking and on occasion, the ecig. Along with normal symptoms, increased thirst, occasional burning when I urinate(mild) and I think maybe a small hemorrhoid I can't see.
Smoking cessation: Good job quitting smoking, the best decision you can make. Keep trying. Your other symptoms sound unrelated to quitting smoking. For hemorrhoid, exercise daily, eat 6 prunes daily. For burning when you urinate, please see physician to check for infection. ...Read more
I am on biaxin (clarithromycin) for a sinus infection. I am wondering if one of the side effects is increased thirst? I am drinking a lot of water! 1-2 gallons a day.
Waking up thirsty, tingling sensations in legs, scalp. No increased urination, increased thirst during the day. A little tired. Could this be diabetes?
I feel very tired, increased thirst, slightly blurred vision in left eye and increased urination what could it be?
I am experiencing unintentional weight loss. The following also describe me: Increased thirst and Feeling depressed. What should I do? Red bumps on buttocks that itch and hurt
Weight loss concern: History of "unintentional weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor, and warrants medical attention. You've described a bunch of signs/symptoms that may/may not be related, but evaluation is key. ...Read more
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
Thirst: There are many causes for excessive thirst. The obvious is diabetes mellitus but there are other causes: diabetes insipidus, 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... ...Read more
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