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What Does It Mean To Have Excessive Thirst 8 Cups A Day
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
Many things: Water is an essential nutrient for the human body. Without water, many bodily functions do not work properly. For example, your kidneys need fluids to flush out waste products. Insufficient fluids can cause kidney stones. You can become constipated, develop bad breath, become dehydrated, etc. Fluids are also found in certain foods like fruits. You should get at least 50 ounces a day ...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
Is it normal to urinate a lot when drinking 3 to 4 liters of water daily? However my urine is clear and it doesn't hurt or burn.
Hard to say: The expected final height of a female is 2.5 inches less than the average of her parents height. This is based on genetics.Poor nutrition in general, chronic disease, premature onset of puberty and other such factors can keep someone from reaching their expected genetic height. Blaming the issue on coffee intake is a bit of a stretch. ...Read more
Someone told me green tea can help you loose weight by drinking about 3 cups a day. If you do this everyday, could it be unhealthy?
See below: Assuming you are otherwise in good health and not experiencing bleeding/bruising elsewhere, this is likely a problem confined to your nose. If an area of nasal mucosa breaks down and exposes a small blood vessel, it will bleed repeatedly. I would see your physisican or an ENT physician to have the area examined and possibly cauterized. ...Read more
What would be a reason that someone does not sweat? No matter how much water they drink or exercise? I turn beat red, bad headache ... But no sweat?
What do you mean by drink plenty of water? Should it be 8 glasses of water? Can i intake more than 8? What's a good routine/sched for drinking water?
Eight is great: And more should not be a problem for a young healthy male. ...Read more
I have diabetes insipidus. Is it unusual to drink between 20 up to 35 l per on a hot day. Any long term effects?
Yes, large amount: 20-35 liters is a large amount; the quantity retained is the important issue. If heart, liver, kidneys &brain control are intact &in comfortable environment, humans can often survive indefinitely on as little as 0.5 liters/day up to 25 liters/day. The 35 liters you quote is above this, but given diabetes insipidis (?ed pituitary output of antidiuretic hormone) kidneys will loose water ?? rapidly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to drink 6 to 8 cups of green tea a day (sugarless). does it have any adverse effects on my body?
Most recommend: limiting to 5 cups of green tea per day. Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, liver damage, trouble breathing, dizziness, fever, confusion, hallucinations, diuresis, seizures, loss of consciousness & even death. ...Read more
Can you tell me is drinking 8 cups of water a day really better than just drinking 1 cup a day, or is it a myth?
Yes - remaining: Hydrated is essential for good health.Get a more detailed answer ›
Foot and toe stifness and does it related that i drink to much tea i drink nearly 7 cup a day and what to do?
Tea and Stiffness: I have never heard of Tea causing joint or toe stiffness. However, Tea may be full of Tanic Acid, which may affect the electrolyte balance in your body. Further, it contains caffeine, which can dehydrate your body. Dehydration can cause joint pain and stiffness, and can even lead to other metabolic problems, such as Gout, which could definitely cause joint pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Several things: Can give you indigestion and bowel issues (diarrhea). May make one anxious or jittery or hypervigilant. May disturb your sleep. May precipitate more cardiac events (skipped beats), may make one urinate more often and many other symptoms. Everything in moderaton! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not able to urinate as much after drinking alcohol, while my friends always feel the urge. Does this indicate anything wrong with my kidneys?
Chronic Dehydration: This usually means that you are likely to be chronically dehydrated and do not drink much fluids that are not caffeinated. ...Read more
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