Extreme thirst might indicate an underlying health issue
Do you have days when you just feel thirsty all day? It might simply mean that you should be drinking a little more. But do you drink enough and do you feel like this can’t be the cause? Then it might indicate one of these five underlying causes.
You’ll want to catch these health problems in time so you can do something about them.
1. Insufficient hydration
We mentioned this already, but the most obvious reason for extreme thirst is that you’re not sufficiently hydrated. How much water you should drink exactly is difficult to say since this is different for everyone. Do you live somewhere with a hot climate or do you exercise a lot? Then you should obviously drink more. A good test is to take a look at your urine. The lighter the colour, the better.
Your diet can also influence how thirsty you are during the day. For example, we know that the keto diet can have excessive thirst as a side effect. In this diet, carbohydrates are replaced by fat. This means that you eat a lot of creamy things like mayonnaise, cheese and whipped cream and you avoid rice, pasta and potatoes.
Go to the next page to read about the other three possible causes of excessive thirst!
Disclaimer: this information is not an alternative to professional medical advice. In case of doubt, please contact your doctor.
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