polydipsia

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polydipsia

[‚päl·i′dip·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive thirst.
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Clinical signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes include frequent urination, excessive thirst, excessive hunger, weight loss, decreased energy, nausea, weakness, fatigue, and anorexia.
Excessive thirst can also be a sign of diabetes and thyroid problems in both cats and dogs.
The definitions of what constitutes diabetes are more laboratory-based than ever before; as the incidence of disease continues to grow, symptoms alone (such as excessive thirst or frequent need to urinate) are not definitive, and diagnosing and treating the disease in its earliest stages can dramatically lower a patient's risk of developing more advanced diabetes and its attendant complications.
These may include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, dry gums, refusal to eat, mild weakness, excessive thirst, lethargy, vomiting, seizures and unconsciousness.
To avoid excessive thirst in the daytime, doctors advise those fasting to drink warm soups which aid easy digestion or a cup of fruit juice containing sugar which is needed after many hours of fasting.
Freshen up: See your GP for a urine test, particularly if you have excessive thirst, extreme tiredness, unexplained weight loss and the need to pass urine more frequently.
Three possible symptoms that you should report to your HIV provider are (1) excessive hunger despite eating regularly, (2) excessive thirst, and (3) increased urination.
Sara added: "See your GP if you experience excessive thirst or extreme fatigue.
Signs and symptoms Diabetes usually progresses by stealth, but Dr Muhamed said that the signs and symptoms may include weight loss, frequent urination, increased appetite and excessive thirst apart from dizziness, tiredness and stomach pain.
Some of the symptoms to look out for Excessive thirst; | Going to the toilet more or | bedwetting; Weight loss, and | Tiredness.
The warning signs Extreme tiredness; Getting up in the night to go to the toilet; Dry mouth; Excessive thirst; Blurred vision; Recurrent infections, and Unexplained weight loss The risk factors You're more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you: Are over 40 years old or over 25 if you're South Asian; Have a parent or sibling who already has diabetes; Are overweight; Have a waist measurement of 31.5 inches (80cm) for women or 37 inches (94cm) for men; Are of South Asian or African Caribbean descent; Are an overweight woman with polycystic ovary syndrome, or Had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing more than 10lb.
The DHA said the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke are high body temperature, nausea, excessive thirst, headache and excessive sweating.