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Hypothyroidism Excessive Thirst
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
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
Sugar, sugar: Number one cause in usa--diabetes. Do not pass go until you check this possibility out. ...Read more
I am experiencing excessive yawning and excessive thirst, with no lifestyle changes to explain these symptoms. Should I be concerned?
Fatigue and thirst: Are you losing or gaining weight? Your not peeing all the time r u? Let's say it's not super high blood sugar, do you snore a lot? Could you have sleep apnea? In the absence of getting dehydrated and peeing like crazy it's hard to put those together in my mind. You may wanna go see your doc but look up sleep apnea. I think your ok but the daytime sleepiness could be a seperate issue. ...Read more
Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?
Get tested for DM: Diabetes mellitus is a condition defined by high blood sugars. When blood sugar levels routinely exceed 180 mg/dl, then the kidney loses sugar in the urine, which in turn draws out excessive fluid into the urine. This makes a person empty the bladder often, frequently producing sugary urine. Excessive urination then leads to dehydration, which leads to excessive thirst. These are signs of diabetes. ...Read more
So for years I've been having signs of diabetes excessive thirst, shakyness my sugars have gone over 500 and my dr says im not? U know I am what do u
Really?: It sounds like you need a second opinion, with a full evaluation and explanation of findings. ...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
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
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
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
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
Can excessive thirst and urinating be a sign of hypererthyroidism? What are the other symptoms and what is the cure?
I don't have excessive thirst but I keep peeing like 3-5 times a day but I don't pee during the night or I don't wake up to pee...? It's weird
I have had sudden spells of dizziness and lightheadedness and excessive thirst especially during the night. I don't feel tired at night. What now?
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
Gallbadder surgery a week ago. Tonight I couldn't stop hunger and excessive thirst. Should I be worried?
I have been tested for diabetes & it came back negative but I still have excessive thirst, what could cause this?
Medication: Is one of the more common causes. A less common cause is sjogren's disease. ...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.
Medication, salt: Salty foods and some medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you diabetes without excessive thirst. I've been having frequent urination but I'm not thirsty all the time?
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