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Constant thirst, urinating frequently, hunger. Taking gatorade and electrolyte. Explain?

For years I have had the same issues: constantly feeling thirsty (I constantly drink water and even include drinking Gatorade for the electrolytes often), I urinate often (every hour on the hour during the day and at least once a night sometimes more), and being hungry after I eat meals that feel filling at first then I get extremely hungry. I have not loss excessive weight. If anything my weight seems harder to lose than I would like. If you could help!
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

Although you could be experiencing polyuria (frequent urination) and polydipsia (increased thirst) which are both symptoms of diabetes, we will have to rule out other causes to this condition.

Hormonal changes can cause an increased amount of hunger, as well as increased thirst. Weather and many other environmental factors can also play a role.

You have not mentioned your drug history, as many medications can also cause these effects in many individuals. We will have to rule out all other causes before reaching to a conclusion of diabetes. Although the most simple and less exhaustive would be to diagnose diabetes. Please visit a doctor at the earliest and get a thorough blood work including a glycaemic profile.

I hope this information helps. Do write back to me if you have any further clarifications.

Best wishes.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
From your history it suggests that you have got all cardinal signs of having Diabetes.
Consult your doctor and go for Blood and urine testing for diabetes.
After all investigations go for the treatment accordingly.
Ok and bye.
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