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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Thirsty (Overview)

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 to eating salty foods.


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Why am I never thirsty?

Why am I never thirsty?

It is normal: Thirst is a mechanism controlled by the brain where there are receptors (osmoreceptors) that sense the amount of salts in our body. If we loose fluids ( sweating, exercise, diarrhea) these receptors are activated and give us the sensation of thirst. The threshold for these receptors activity is different in each of us. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
153 doctors shared insights

Thirsty (Overview)

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 to eating salty foods.


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Why am I so thirsty lately?

Why am I so thirsty lately?

Check sugar: Make sure your sugar levels are not elevated particularly if you are also urinating more than usual. ...Read more

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Why am I so thirsty all the time?

Why am I so thirsty all the time?

Check for diabetes: This could be normal due to sweating or the kind of food one eats, but it is important to check for diabetes and diuretics. ...Read more

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Why am I thirsty for soda so often?

Why am I thirsty for soda so often?

Cravings: You likely are addicted to it. Sugar and caffeine can be craved. Soda is not the healthiest drink, try substituting with water. It won;t be easy, one needs to stay tough mentally. ...Read more

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What causes increased thirst at night?

What causes increased thirst at night?

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

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Feeling thirsty in night can be due to?

Feeling thirsty in night can be due to?

Dehydration.: Thirst implies dehydration. This can literally be just dehydration from not drinking enough fluids throughout the day, or this can be dehydration from some medical cause such as diabetes. You should at least have a doctor's evaluation and some perfunctory blood testing. ...Read more

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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

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Why do I wake up at night extremely thirsty??

Why do I wake up at night extremely thirsty??

Many causes: Causes of dry mouth at night can be cause by many things including medications (antihistamines), mouth breathing, sleep apnea and/or nonhumidified CPAP use, salty diet, and dehydration. ...Read more

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Why am I always so thirsty? How can I control it?

Why am I always so thirsty? How can I control it?

Med eval: I don't know? Do you have blood sugar problems? Have you had problems with dehydration in the past? Excessive thirst can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying health problem. Please have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased thirst?

Increased thirst =: excessive desire to drink - unquenchable thirst. ...Read more

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What can cause me to be really really thirsty outdoors this summer?

What can cause me to be really really thirsty outdoors this summer?

Dehydration: Its very easy to get dehydrated in the warm and human weather you must drink water more frequently and in larger amounts than most people do by the time you feel thirsty you're probably dehydrated. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why am i constantly thirsty all the time?

I really need some answers! why am i constantly thirsty all the time?

Several issues: Continuous thirst, in the absence of obvious things that use up fluid like sweating, could be from conditions causing the kidneys to make excess urine.Such as diabetes. There is a pituitary condition in which fluid is continuosly produced. There are also some conditions of the kidney which can do this. You should have a doctor's evaluation soon. ...Read more

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No appetite, but i've been thirsty all the time. What could be wrong?

No appetite, but i've been thirsty all the time. What could be wrong?

Get checked: Thirst such as you describe could be a manifestation of diabetes mellitus. You should have blood drawn to check your blood glucose. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning incredibly thirsty. Not sure what that could mean. ?

Woke up this morning incredibly thirsty. Not sure what that could mean. ?

Dehydrated?: Our brains will tell us that we need more fluids by triggering a sensation of thirst. If this just happened, it could simply be that you are dehydrated and need to drink some fluids. ...Read more

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Why do I feel really thirsty. Through out the day especially in the morning?

Why do I feel really thirsty. Through out the day especially in the morning?

This is a : Tough one. It could be normal variant because of warm weather. But it could be something serious, such as diabetes or even pituitary or adrenal tumor. You must get medical help. ...Read more

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I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

Many causes: Your symptoms could be due to numerous disease process but as an endocrinologist, I would advise you to get checked out by a doctor or other professional medical provider and make sure you do not have undiagnosed diabetes. ...Read more

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It's been a couple of months that every morning i wake up really really thirsty. Should i be worried?

It's been a couple of months that every morning i wake up really really thirsty. Should i be worried?

Possibly: Excessive thirst accompanies diabetes mellitus and other endocrine and renal disorders such as diabetes insipidus. Especially if you are having increased urination, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son will be 2 in feb and is healthy and growing as he should. My wife and I have a concern with how thirsty he stays all the time.All day everyday.?

My son will be 2 in feb and is healthy and growing as he should. My wife and I have a concern with how thirsty he stays all the time.All day everyday.?

See pediatrician: It would be best to check in with your pediatrician to see if your son's seemingly constant thirst is consistent with his metabolism of level of activity or if something else is going on. ...Read more

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