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Frequent thirst

Submited by- Team Sitagita on 05 Sep, 2011 HEALTH  AGING & DISEASES  

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The symptoms of diabetes include the Feel extremely hungry feeling, feeling of frequent thirst, Increased Urination, Weak feeling, Loss of weight, Elevated blood sugar, slow healing of wounds, impaired vision, Red gums and loosened teeth. There are different symptoms of diabetes Diabetes led to either low hormone levels or abnormal resistance to the insulins effect provided with insufficient levels of insulin secretion. According to the world health organization there are three main types of diabetes including the type 1, type 2 and the third category is the gestational diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. There are different signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus.

The traditional symptom is polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia, which are, respectively, frequent urination; increased thirst and consequent increased fluid intake; and increased appetite.

The disease of diabetes also increase the osmotic pressure level of body by constant urine reduction by reabsorption of water through the kidney resulting in frequent urine production leads to increased loss of fluid. The lost volume of blood is replaced from water held in the body cells and this causes dehydration and increased thirst. Complaint of blurred eyesight is a commonly reported symptom of diabetes mellitus. Hence it is required to regular diabetes diagnisis. The type 1 category of diabetes mellitus should always be suspected in the cases of rapid vision changes. The type 2 is generally more gradual, but should still be suspected. The high and prolonged blood glucose also causes glucose absorption which brings changes in the shape of the lenses of the eyes that causes change of vision.

Some common symptoms of diabetes such as the frequent thirst change or develop depending on the state and severity of the disease. Some of the symptoms of this chronic disease also rapidly especially among the children. The symptoms of diabetes mellitus at times are also visible in the patients whose diabetes is not properly controlled. Another symptom is that when the concentration of glucose rises beyond the renal threshold, reabsorption of glucose in the proximal renal tubuli is partial, and part of the glucose remains in the urine glycosuria.

Excessive thirst feeling is a symptom is often indicated by two common factors which include excessive urination, and drinking excessive water. Not only in diabetes but any thirst condition can lead to serious problems hence it requires immediate check-up. There are certain medical conditions under which the patient feels very thirsty. Some common causes of feeling thirsty include the following:
  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Dehydration
  • Salty foods
  • Sugary foods or drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • Fluid loss
  • Some other causes where it is not really true thirst include:
  • Comfort drinking (sweet drinks)
  • Infant bottle association
  • Hot flashes
  • Sunburn
  • Excessive dieting
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Internal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Blood loss
  • Fever

Thirst is often accompanied with various symptoms some of which include thirst and white tongue, thirst and fungal symptoms, Thirst and Meningitis, Thirst and Mouth Burning, Thirst and Dry skin, Thirst and Cramps, Thirst and Anxiety

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