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Why Do I Feel Thirsty All The Time?

For last couple of months, my mouth is okay but back on my throat, I will thirsty. I am not a heavy water drinker, I drink only when my body requires it. Now by drinking water, I am still not going to pee as much, as I think I should becuase my water intake is higher than normal. I am 50 years old and always have been healthy. Only medicine I am taking for last 10 years is for my thyroid (levothyroxine). I am not diabetic, I had it checked couple of months ago. What could have been causing this thirst?
Mon, 24 Jan 2022
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Hello,

You are feeling thirsty all the time. You have history of thyroid since 10 years. Thyroid disease causes low production and release of saliva from salivary glands and hence dry mouth / throat that triggers thirst. Excessive thirst is also a symptom of dehydration. Make sure that the water you drink is rich in mineral content so that your body electrolyte system is replenished.

Make sure you are always well hydrated. Excessive thirst is also a clear indication of developing diabetes. Take diet low in sugar and carbohydrates. Maintain healthy weight, do regular exercises. Get clinically examined by a GP, get thyroid function tests (T3, T4, TSH) and blood glucose (F,PP) done. You will be treated accordingly. Stay away from stress, anxiety. Take adequate rest and home made food. Avoid addictions if any.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Why Do I Feel Thirsty All The Time?

Hello, You are feeling thirsty all the time. You have history of thyroid since 10 years. Thyroid disease causes low production and release of saliva from salivary glands and hence dry mouth / throat that triggers thirst. Excessive thirst is also a symptom of dehydration. Make sure that the water you drink is rich in mineral content so that your body electrolyte system is replenished. Make sure you are always well hydrated. Excessive thirst is also a clear indication of developing diabetes. Take diet low in sugar and carbohydrates. Maintain healthy weight, do regular exercises. Get clinically examined by a GP, get thyroid function tests (T3, T4, TSH) and blood glucose (F,PP) done. You will be treated accordingly. Stay away from stress, anxiety. Take adequate rest and home made food. Avoid addictions if any. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician