Have you been feeling the urge to take water more often? Read on as you could be sick without realizing it. However water is very important to your body and you should always ensure you take enough for the day to help your body run its functions smoothly.
- Dry mouth
Dry mouth is a condition whereby your salivary glands does not produce enough saliva causing your mouth to be dry. The symptoms of dry mouth includes; Bad breath, sticky saliva and dehydration. It is good you take as much water as you can when you have dry mouth to avoid suffering from other oral problems such as cavities. See how to treat cavities as well as other oral disorders on Health Row.
If you have diabetes, it means you have high sugar level in your bloodstreams and also in the urine. The body reacts by urinating more often to get rid of the extra sugar in the body and in the process you lose more fluid. The more you urinate the thirstier you become.
Anemia is a condition of lacking more red blood cells in your body. It can be caused by poor diet, other diseases, or losing a lot of blood, while some other people are born with it. One symptom of anemia is sweating and that explains why you normally feel thirsty when you are suffering from anemia.
Salt absorbs the water from the body causing you to be dehydrated. This explains why you take more water when you eat diet that has more salt. On the other hand, taking food that has more water content such as watermelon and cucumbers, will make you urinate frequently and hence making you to need more water.
When you do exercise you lose a lot of water through sweating and that is why you feel thirsty. Ensure to take lots of water when exercising to replace the water lost, and avoid dehydration.
- Not taking enough water
By not taking enough water as recommended, that is at least 2 liters per day, as well as other healthy fluids, you make your body dehydrated and this causes you to be thirsty. However water should not be replaced by any other drink and especially those that contain sugar. Otherwise you get thirstier whenever you take sugary drinks.
- Being unwell
Being sick or having a stomach upset may cause you to diarrhea or even vomit. This dehydrates your body as you lose more water every time you run to the washroom. You should therefore take more water while you’re in this condition and if it persist you seek medical advice.
As you have seen, there must be a reason why you always feel thirsty. If it is caused by the habitual things that you’re doing or not doing right, make a plan to change to ensure your body is well hydrated. If it is caused by things that require medical attention, be sure to see your doctor soon and enjoy being healthy.