Health Tip: Frequently Feeling Thirsty?10/01/10
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to drink plenty of water, but
feeling thirsty all or most of the time can signal a medical
The U.S. National Library of Medicine mentions these possible
causes of excessive thirst:
- Being diabetic.
- Eating a meal that was too spicy or salty.
- Bleeding enough to cause significant blood loss.
- Taking certain medications.
- Losing too much water and salts, which could result from
vomiting, diarrhea or not drinking enough water.
- Having a serious infection or burn.
- Having failure of the kidneys, liver or heart.
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