Drinking Excessive Fluids, Dry Mouth, Gritty Or Scratchy Eyes And Increased Thirst

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

All of these symptoms can be related to dehydration, which can arise due to a number of different medical conditions, including diabetes type 1 or type 2. The symptoms may lead to excessive thirst and drinking excessive amounts of fluid. Your doctor can run tests that determine whether or not your dehydration symptoms are caused by diabetes or another condition.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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