Problem

Excessive thirst

Other Names:
Polydypsia
Polydipsia
Increased sensation of thirst
Nature:

Polydipsia is excessive thirst or excess drinking. The word derives from the Greek πολυδίψιος (poludípsios) "very thirsty", which is derived from πολύς (polús, "much, many") + δίψα (dípsa, "thirst"). Polydipsia is a nonspecific symptom in various medical disorders. It also occurs as an abnormal behaviour in some non-human animals, such as in birds.

Background:

In Chinese medicine, excessive thirst denotes heat; thirst without the desire to drink is a sign of dampness or deficient yin.

Incidence:

Polydipsia  is a symptom of diabetes.

Subject(s):
Amenities Undernourishment
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 14:40 CEST