Does Diabetes Cause Excessive Mucous Buildup?

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Definition

Excessive thirst is an abnormal feeling of always needing to drink fluids.


Alternative Names

Increased thirst; Polydipsia; Excessive thirst


Considerations

Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It can be an important clue in detecting diabetes.

Excessive thirst is a fairly common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss...

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