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Increased Thirst But Definitively Not Diabetes What Else Causes Thirst
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
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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.
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 to much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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 ›
Waking up thirsty, tingling sensations in legs, scalp.No increased urination, increased thirst during the day. A little tired. Could this be diabetes?
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
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