Polydipsia

What is Polydipsia?

Polydipsia is the symptom of excessive thirst.This symptom is characteristically found in diabetics, often as one of the initial symptoms, and in those who fail to take their anti-diabetic medications or whose dosages have become inadequate. It can also be caused by a change in the osmolality of the extracellular fluids of the body, hypokalemia, decreased blood volume (as occurs during major hemorrhage), and other conditions that create a water deficit.

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I have polydipsia and drink 4-6 litres of water a day. Over the past 18 months I have been checked and cleared of GERD, diabetes, diabetes insipidus...

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I seem to have excessive thirst

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Excessive thirst can also be called polydipsia....

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I just saw a 16 year old male who has polyuria, cause attributed to treatment with Clozaril. It is not clear that he is polydipsic. Family had to...

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