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What does it mean to have excessive thirst? 8 cups a day?

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

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Severe Thirst (Definition)

Marked desire to ingest fluid. ...Read more


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When someone does not drink a lot of liquids a day. What can it cause ?

When someone does not drink a lot of liquids a day. What can it cause ?

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

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What does excessive wine drinking do to a female body?

What does excessive wine drinking do to a female body?

Nothing good : In addition to risking the health of your liver heart and brain you would likely have increasing weight gain and risk significant obesity. Also you are risking alcohol addiction as well. Moderation is really the key here. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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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.

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.

Once an hour.: Unless you are waking up to urinate you are excreting 4000 ml of urine in about 12 hours. That is about 325 cc/hr which is about the normal capacity of a bladder. Therefore you should be urinating about once an hour. ...Read more

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Does coffee really stunt your growth? I drink a lot of coffee and I'm short then I should be.

Does coffee really stunt your growth? I drink a lot of coffee and I'm short then I should be.

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

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What to do if I get 2-4 bloody noses per day what does that mean?

What to do if I get 2-4 bloody noses per day what does that mean?

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

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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 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?

Dysautonomia: This is a condition of the autonomic nervous system. Inability to sweat can lead to other conditions like over-heating. This symptom may be accompanied by other subtle symptoms. You should see a neurologist to better define the extent of your problem. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and i drink 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day, is it true that this can affect my growth?

I'm 16 and i drink 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day, is it true that this can affect my growth?

COFFEE 2CUPS/ DAY: It will make you nervous if you are vulnerable! with palpitations , insomnia but I do not think it will affect your growth. Unless of course you are not eating good or lacking sleep due to stimulant effect of coffee. ...Read more

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What exactly does excessive drinking do to a female body?

What exactly does excessive drinking do to a female body?

Nothing good: Many ill effects of alcohol on the body. The reason it is called intoxication is that... It's toxic. For specifics for women, see http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/womens-health/effects-of-alcohol-on-women.Aspx. ...Read more

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I have diabetes insipidus. Is it unusual to drink between 20 up to 35 l per on a hot day. Any long term effects?

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 more

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Is it okay to drink 6 to 8 cups of green tea a day (sugarless). does it have any adverse effects on my body?

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

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Why does a person have to poop after drinking a lot of wine?

Why does a person have to poop after drinking a lot of wine?

Alcohol: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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Why does increases fluid intake help when you have a cold?

Why does increases fluid intake help when you have a cold?

Hydration: Is very important during any acute event your body is experiencing, this would include an acute infection. Also if you have a fever, you need to make sure that you stay well-hydrated as perspiration causes fluid loss. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can to much caffine do to your body like 8 cups of coffee a day?

What can to much caffine do to your body like 8  cups of coffee a day?

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 more

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