Doctor insights on:
Why Am I So Thirsty Lately
Diabetes & thrush: Excess thirst is a sign of diabetes which can lower bodily defenses against infection & increase risk for thrush which can then make it painful to swallow. Thirst is also a protective mechanism that's activated by dehydration. Painful swallowing could be due to any number of infections eg pharyngitis and sexually transmitted diseases plus bacterial strep throat. See your FamilyDoc if persists.
CVA: There are fluid losing problems that can happen with stroke that could cause that thirst. Please see your doctor and let them know what's going on.
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.
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.
Increased thirst =: Excessive desire to drink - unquenchable thirst.
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.
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.
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.
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