Are you thirsty all the time? Here are 5 possible causes

3. Thyroid problems

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland can differ per person. There’s no reason to panic when you’re experiencing excessive thirst and you have thyroid issues, but do try to keep an eye on the following other symptoms: weight loss, shaking hands, fatigue, anxiety attacks and feeling lightheaded. If you’re experiencing multiple of these symptoms in combination with excessive thirst, you might want to make an appointment with your doctor.

4. Diabetes

A common symptom of diabetes (both type 1 and 2) is feeling thirsty all the time and having to pee a lot. This has to do with the fact that your kidneys don’t work as well because they’re unable to hold back all of the glucose and your blood sugar levels are much too high. Glucose absorbs moisture and that’s why your kidneys will let through more moisture than usual. This results in more thirst and more frequent visits to the toilet.

5. Medication

There are a lot of medicines out there that have excessive thirst as one of their possible side effects. Examples of these are anti-allergy medicines, anti-depressants, and medicines against high blood pressure.

Disclaimer: this information is not an alternative to professional medical advice. In case of doubt, please contact your doctor.

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