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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Excessive Thirst

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced excessive thirst. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.New Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

    Type 1 Diabetes starts when the body attacks cells of the pancreas that normally make insulin. Insulin helps the body manage the level of sugar in the blood. Once these cells are destroyed, injections of insulin are needed to keep blood sugar levels safe.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, vomiting, general abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  2. 2.Dehydration

    Dehydration occurs when the body does not have fluid to function properly, because of decreased intake or increased losses like vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms of dehydration include extreme thirst, dark urine, fatigue, and dizziness.

    With rehydration, symptoms resolve completely.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, racing heart beat, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes causes that blood glucose (blood sugar) levels to become high. With Type II Diabetes, the more common type, the body does not make or use insulin efficiently. Insulin is necessary to metabolize glucose.

    Type II Diabetes is a life-long condition but can be well managed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, increased appetite compared to normal, vision changes, feeling itchy or tingling all over, excesive thirst
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes insipidus (DI) is caused by a lack of, or decreased sensitivity to the hormone vasopressin. Vasopressin is needed for the kidneys to concentrate urine, making sure you do lose to much fluids. If this function is impaired, it will result in urinating frequently and large amounts, extreme thirst and dehydration.

    Can be temporary or permanent.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, constipation, excesive thirst, dry mouth
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Excessive Thirst

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

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Excessive Thirst Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced excessive thirst have also experienced:

    • 8% Fatigue
    • 4% Headache
    • 4% Frequent Urination
  • People who have experienced excessive thirst were most often matched with:

    • 42% Dehydration
    • 35% New Onset of Type 1 Diabetes
    • 21% Type 2 Diabetes
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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