Water is essential to us. Without it, we would simply die. There is a mechanism within the body that notifies us to take on more water when we don’t have enough in our system. This mechanism is known as thirst, and it is something we all experience.
Some conditions can cause us to become more thirsty than usual. One of these is diabetes insipidus, which is an imbalance of water in the body. This causes the patient to take on more water than they should.
Diabetes insipidus is not curable, but it can be treated to help regulate water intake and associated symptoms.
Symptom #1: Excess Thirst
We all get thirsty from time to time. It is simply our body’s way of telling us that we need to take on more water. It can get quite uncomfortable for us if we go for too long without taking on fluids, but this is easily remedied by having a drink. For some people, though, even having a drink will not quench thirst.
Perhaps the most telling symptom of diabetes insipidus is that the patient will feel very thirsty all of the time. They can continue to feel thirsty even after they have taken on plenty of fluids. It can be quite unpleasant feeling thirsty all of the time, but there are some medications that can remedy the situation.