Health Tip: Feeling Thirsty?

Possible reasons for excessive thirst

(HealthDay News) -- An occasional glass of water should satisfy most cases of thirst. But if it seems like you're excessively thirsty all the time, it may be a sign of a serious health problem.

Here are common causes of excessive thirst, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Significant blood loss or loss of body fluids, caused by an underlying health condition.
  • Diabetes or diabetes insipidus.
  • A side effect of certain drugs, including anticholinergics, demeclocycline, diuretics or phenothiazines.
  • Significant loss of water or salt, possibly caused by not drinking enough water, profuse sweating, diarrhea or vomiting.
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