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Why Am I Always Thirsty? Here Are 5 Reasons That Might Explain It

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By Ryan Tedder |  Published

We all love a glass of super-refreshing, ice-cold water that hits the spot and satisfies the harshest thirsts. But if that thirst doesn't really go away, no matter how many glasses or bottles you’ve drunk through the day, there could be an underlying health issue at hand that’s making you feel thirsty more often or for longer. So if you find yourself asking, ‘Why am I always thirsty?’, here are five reasons that could explain it.

You’re dehydrated

Many of us will drink water regularly throughout the day to stay hydrated. But just the odd sip here or gulp there won't be enough. Dehydration is your body telling your brain to drink more water. One of the most common reasons for feeling thirsty might just be because you’re not drinking enough, resulting in a thirst that could last all day.

You’re eating too much salt

Salt in moderation is OK. But too much salt (or sodium) in your diet can mess with your body’s balance of electrolytes and fluids. Salty foods can drain your body of water, making you feel thirsty. If your diet is high in salt, this could lead to high blood pressure and perhaps more serious issues. So reduce your salt intake to see a difference – and increase your water intake too.

You’re on a particular medication

If you’re feeling thirsty regularly, this could be a side-effect of being on certain types of medication for issues including constipation, migraines, psoriasis, high blood pressure, or cancer. Some meds are even diuretics which make you go to the toilet more regularly. If you're taking meds known to cause dehydration, drink plenty of water to offset the effects.

You’re pregnant or breastfeeding

Being Pregnant and breastfeeding can increase your need for more fluids, making you feel thirsty more often. Though this is a common side effect, along with more frequent trips to the toilet, it shouldn't be something to worry about. But staying hydrated is essential to help support you and your baby's health. 

You’re living with other medical issues

As we’ve seen, certain medical issues can cause thirst, but feeling thirsty could also be a symptom of an underlying condition you’re unaware of, such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and thyroid disorders. If you're experiencing unexplained or excessive thirst, you must talk to your doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Quench your thirst with Thirsty Work

If you’re feeling thirsty more than you should be, listening to your body and taking positive action to stay hydrated is important. Drinking more water, getting enough electrolytes, and eating a healthy, balanced diet can all help to quench your thirst. But drinking water is also great for your overall health – read our top 5 reasons why water is good for you to find out more.

To help defeat dehydration, Thirsty Work has a range of bottled water coolers and mains-fed water coolers that you can install at home or in the office to help keep you hydrated every day with pure-filtered, great-tasting cool or ambient water. For more information, to get your free quote, or to start your no-obligation 10-day free trial, call us on 01392 877 172, email, or send us a message today.