Top 3 Causes Of Excessive Thirst (Polydipsia) You Might Not Know

During summer days, or after long workout sessions, it is common to feel thirsty; after all our body loses a lot of water in form of sweat, and tells to fulfill the loss of fluid ASAP. But, if you are always feeling thirsty, for no apparent reason, that is not quite so normal. This is because excessive thirst (Polydipsia) or drinking water constantly can be a sign of an underlying health problem. You are watching NYK. If you are noticing that you have been feeling excessively thirsty lately, here are some reasons in this video why.

  1. Dry mouth

Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth can be a reason behind your excessive thirst. Some rare medicines can cause dry mouth, which makes you feel thirsty at the time. Dry mouth means your salivary glands are not making enough saliva; you may get the urge to drink plenty of water.

  1. Stress

Too much stress can be a reason of behind excessive thirst as it causes the adrenal glands to under-function and results result in low blood pressure. Excessive thirst is a body's way of putting more water to the blood, in an attempt to raise the blood pressure.

  1. Diabetes

Excessive urination, dehydration & frequent thirst can be early symptoms of both type 1 & type 2 diabetes. People often mistake diabetes for dehydration. Do not get confused & immediately visit your doctor.

Excessive thirst might not always be treated by simply drinking plenty of water. It might also be a sign of a serious health complication that needs serious examination.