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I am constantly thirsty? Diet or disease?

I am constantly thirsty? Diet or disease?

Either....: Being constantly thirsty may be the first sign of diabetes or other disease. You should followup with your primary care physician to check and see if you have diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Why am I so thirsty all the time? Am I addicted to diet sodas?

Why am I so thirsty all the time? Am I addicted to diet sodas?

It's possible: Sodas have a high concentration of sodium, which actually makes you more thirsty. And most sodas have caffeine which is addicting. ...Read more

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I feel that I am less thirsty on the low fodmap diet. Is this likely a sign that the change to this diet is helping me, in addition to feeling better?

I feel that I am less thirsty on the low fodmap diet. Is this likely a sign that the change to this diet is helping me, in addition to feeling better?

Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gasiness and bloating. Perhaps your reduction of fod-map ingestants has been part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking, which alone may account for your alteration in thirst. At any rate, you're on the right track! ...Read more

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Does my diet cause more thirst? Trying to lose weight by eating only a few carbs

Does my diet cause more thirst? Trying to lose weight by eating only a few carbs

Diet & thirst: Anything that dries your mouth will cause you to be thirsty. Water has no nutrient value & does not affect wt. ...Read more

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What diseases or medical conditions cause a toddler to have decreased thirst? Could it be a metabolic problem?

What diseases or medical conditions cause a toddler to have decreased thirst? Could it be a metabolic problem?

See pediatrician: This is complicated and needs a doctors evaluatiion. Would be concerned about type 1 diabetes early. ...Read more

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If you are always thirsty in the daytime, and drink diet sodas, but sleep all night, is there a medical problem or not?

If you are always thirsty in the daytime, and drink diet sodas, but sleep all night, is there a medical problem or not?

Thirsty: Believe it or not, soda (including diet) is not healthy. Soda contains a lot of phosphates and sodium. So that drink that you think may be quenching your thirst may not. Caffeine, in many sodas, is a diuretic (albeit a mild one). ...Read more

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Prednisolone 10 mg down from 40. I sweat a lot at night and wakes me up thirsty. I have Crohn's disease. Anything I can do to reduce it? I smoke :-(

Prednisolone 10 mg down from 40. I sweat a lot at night and wakes me up thirsty. I have Crohn's disease. Anything I can do to reduce it? I smoke :-(

What for?: First we need to know why you were treated with prednisone? If you have an infection and the symptoms were suppressed by the high dose of prednisone, then you would expect the symptoms to recur or get worse when the dose is reduced. Were the Prednisone started for your Crohn's disease? ...Read more

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2nd opinion. High ASO titre 6+mo despite tx w/ pen per Infect disease Dr. Cont to have weakness/fatigue, night sweats, excess hunger/thirst, achey,?

Something else: Whatever it is , your symptoms are not caused by a strep infection. Suggest you get a comprehensive by an internist since you may have an infection other than strep (the ASO titer). ...Read more

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Drink a lot wether thirsty or not! All diet soda & 1Powerade qday NO alcohol!!I have mg/anxiety/anxious/tired/weak/bloated/inactive. All labs normal?

Drink a lot wether thirsty or not! All diet soda & 1Powerade qday NO alcohol!!I have mg/anxiety/anxious/tired/weak/bloated/inactive. All labs normal?

I assume you have: ruled out any medical condition that would cause excessive thirst (labs normal so no diabetes?). The drinks you described all have a stimulant effect, which probably accounts for the symptoms you report (anxiety, then tired, weak, bloated, etc.). Try drinking just plain, filtered water, exercising and eating well for a week. Better? Or, are you self-medicating for something else? ...Read more