Water helps your body to maintain a normal temperature, lubricate and cushion your joints, protect the spinal cord, and get rid your body of waste through perspiration, urination, and bowel movements.
It’s normal to feel thirsty and reach for a bottle or glass of water. However, if your need for water becomes totally insatiable, then you really need to seek medical attention.
Here are some of the reasons why you might always be reaching for a glass of water.
Your risk of dehydration increase if you have both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
According to Heather Rosen, MD, medical director of UPMC Urgent Care North Huntingdon in Pennsylvania:
“If you have high levels of blood sugar, your body peer-pressures your kidney into producing more urine to get rid of excess glucose.”
It’s totally normal to glug down on water during your period.
Dr. Rosen says:
“Estrogen and progesterone levels can both affect fluid volume. Add to that blood loss from the cycle itself—especially if your periods are on the heavy side—and the result is a compensatory increase in thirst.
Jessica Cording, RD, CDN, a nutritionist, and integrative health coach says that:
“Foods that have a diuretic effect can make you thirsty because they cause you to urinate more,”
Some foods with diuretic effects are parsley, lemons, ginger, asparagus, beets, and celery.
Too Much Salt Your Diet
Cut down your salt intake. Salt only pulls water out of your cells and forces your body to conserve as much water as possible. This is the reason why you urinate less when you eat too many salty foods.
Thyroid problems are common among women. Once thyroid gland produces too much or too little hormone, it causes symptoms like dry mouth, heavy period, anxiety, and feeling hot which can lead to increased thirst.
You Have Dry Mouth Or Xerostomia
Dry mouth is a rare condition wherein there is an abnormal dryness of the mucous membranes in the mouth, due to a reduction of the flow or change in the composition of saliva. You may feel you need to drink more water since the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva.
You Could Be Anemic
In order to carry blood throughout the system, your body relies on healthy blood cells. Mild anemia, if it worsens, can make you feel thirsty and worn out.