Here is why you may be feeling thirsty all the time

01/7  Do you feel excessively parched?

Water is the basic necessity of life and it is impossible to imagine life without it. Though it is important to consume 3 liters of water every day to keep our body healthy, at times you might feel excessively parched. And no matter how much water you consume, you may still feel hungry again. If you are also experiencing the same, it can be due to these reasons:

02/7 You consume too much of salt

Too much of salt consumption can make you feel thirsty. This happens because salt pulls water out of cells. In turn, cells send a message to the brain asking for more water and you start feeling thirsty. Do not consume more than 5 grams of salt every day. Excessive intake of salt can cause additional health problems. Also, drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.

03/7 Running in the morning

If you are running in the morning, your body will need more water throughout the day. Our body loses water in the form of sweat when we exercise and we need to fulfill the loss of fluid from the body – in turn making you thirsty.

04/7 You have been out in the sun for a long time

During summers, if you spend more time in the sun, you tend to feel thirsty. Even if you are not doing anything specific, you can still get dehydrated due to the hot sunlight. In case you have to stay outdoors for a long time, carry a bottle of water with yourself.

05/7 Check for diabetes

People often mistake diabetes for dehydration. Excessive thirst, excessive urination, and blurred vision are all symptoms of diabetes. Do not get confused and immediately visit your doctor.

06/7 You have dry mouth

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia can be a reason behind your excessive thirst. Dry mouth is a result of some rare medical conditions. When your salivary glands do not produce enough saliva, you may get the urge to drink plenty of water.

07/7 The medicines you are taking

There are a number of medicines that affect your mouth and can make it dry. Anticholinergics and diuretics are the ones with the potential side effect. Talk to your doctor in this matter.



Disclaimer: All information, data and material has been sourced from multiple authors and is for general information and educational purposes only and are not intended to replace the advice of your treating doctor.

The views and nutritional advice expressed are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician

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