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Why Am I Always Thirsty After Breastfeeding
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
See doctor: Increased hunger can have many causes including psychological. See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis to rule out medical reasons for increased hunger/appetite. Meantime, write down all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements, alcohol/drug/tobacco use and current life stresses. Take care. ...Read more
Hungry and tired: Not an uncommon problem and quite annoying. See your doctor and/or a dietitian and they will help you through this. ...Read more
Not hungry: Different women have different metabolism and appetite. Sometimes your mood may suppress your hunger, or rarely an underlying illness. Just make sure you are eating well while breastfeeding to ensure that you can nourish both yourself and baby. If you find you have other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Sex: The physiologic changes during sexual activity and orgasm are numerous. Some women experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc. Coughing can occur with anything that irritates the diaphragm, including pressure and this may be occurring. If this is disturbing see your gynecologist and discuss at length. ...Read more
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
I can't give you....: .a specific diagnosis, but can relate some possibilities. Overeating, eating too quickly, gastric reflux (acid indigestion), gall bladder problems, meds like metformin, fatty foods, stress, anxiety or guilt and incomplete emptying of the stomach (gastroparesis) are all possibilities. I probably left out a few. In any case, it's not normal, so see your doctor! Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Hormonal changes: In female body there is a hormonal storm every month. Brain is very sensitive to all this changes, some people react different to this changes. If it really bothers you make sure you see a doctor. ...Read more
Possibly hypothyroid: It is impossible for me to know, though perhaps from looking at your picture it is because you are skiing! but i doubt you are always skiing. The first thing i think of when someone is always cold is hypothyroidism. Have your doc check free T3 (liothyronine) as well as tsh. See http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/long-and-pathetic/ for a list of other symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Indigestion: If you have always been this way then it's not too uncommon. Some Patients report experiencing nausea after drinking water. We usually recommend that they combined with some additives to give it some flavor. However if this is new it could be due to irritation of the stomach or pancreas. If it's the stomach it's likely indigestion if it's the pancreas you would have severe pains. ...Read more
This is a very: General symptom with many different causes. A medical evaluation may help to address this. ...Read more
Alcohol is a CNS dep: Alcohol is a CNS (brain) depressant meaning it shuts down many of the brain's automatic controls over respiration, heart rate, etc. We also have a huger/satiety center in our brain which may also shut down and may lose appetite or eat voraciously. Moderate drinking usually does not have such effect. Alcohol also is high caloric intake with little nutritional value. ...Read more
Im reallt thirsty and i started my period. Im not supposed to ever have diabities. So why am i so rediculously thirsty?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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