Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What Causes Constant Severe Thirst?

I have had the constant feeling of thirst for almost 24 hours. No matter how much I drink, it's never enough. I've been drinking water and kool aid. No pop. Have been urinating near clear. So I know I'm not dehydrated. What do you think could be the problem?
Tue, 23 Jun 2015
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello there,
A persistent thirst can be due to consuming foods rich in sodium-pickles, chips, chinese food, noodles etc. Or can be due to alcohol consumption a night before. If both these are not true for you then yo need to get these tests done-
1) Random blood glucose
2) Serum ADH and serum Na+ levels
If any of these are altered then you will need to be put on medication which will regulate them and that in turn will manage your thirst.

Hope this helps,
You can get the tests done if required and get back to me. I will be happy to help you,
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

Loading Online Doctors....
What Causes Constant Severe Thirst?

Hello there, A persistent thirst can be due to consuming foods rich in sodium-pickles, chips, chinese food, noodles etc. Or can be due to alcohol consumption a night before. If both these are not true for you then yo need to get these tests done- 1) Random blood glucose 2) Serum ADH and serum Na+ levels If any of these are altered then you will need to be put on medication which will regulate them and that in turn will manage your thirst. Hope this helps, You can get the tests done if required and get back to me. I will be happy to help you,