Thirst you can't seem to quench, what doctors call polydipsia, is one symptom of diabetes. When you have this disease, your body doesn't make enough of the hormone insulin or doesn't use it properly. It causes too much sugar (called glucose) to build up in your body.
Besides, what would cause excessive thirst?
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 may help in detecting diabetes. Excessive thirst is a common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss during exercise or to eating salty foods.
Can anxiety cause excessive thirst?
Some of these include: Dry Mouth Anxiety does have a tendency to cause dry mouth, and dry mouth can feel like thirst. Anxiety may cause dry mouth by taking water away from your mouth and sending it to the areas of your body that need it, or by increasing acids in your stomach that may contribute to a loss of saliva.
Can iron deficiency cause excessive thirst?
Generally, signs and symptoms increase as anemia gets worse. As anemia gets worse, you also may experience faintness or dizzi ness, increased thirst, sweating, weak and rapid pulse, or fast breath ing. Severe anemia may cause lower leg cramps during exercise, shortness of breath, or neurological (brain) damage.