Polydipsia

Polydipsia - reinforced thirst and the associated consumption of excessive amounts of water (10-20 liters per day).
The reasons polydipsia: dehydration (for fever as a result of severe sweating, prolonged diarrhea, excessive vomiting); increase in the blood concentration of sodium chloride (with a crust napochechnikov) or sugar ( diabetes); excessive increase in urine output (in nesharnom diabetes, diseases of Simmonds). Treatment of the underlying disease.

Polydipsia (polydipsia, from the Greek. polydipsios is experiencing strong thirst) - intense thirst, which leads to the consumption of excessive amounts of water (10-20 liters per day). Observed in certain pathological conditions.
The mechanism of occurrence of polydipsia not the same. In some cases it is due to the decrease in the number of intracellular fluids (dehydration), fever (a sharp sweating), profuse diarrhea, vomiting (stenoses privratnika). In other cases, due to the increase in the blood concentration of sodium chloride in the high adrenal cortex because hypersecretion mineralokortikoidov, first of all aldosterone (e.g., the syndrome of the horse - primary aldosteronism), or sugar diabetes. In nesharnom diabetes and other diseases of diencephalon-pituitary system (Simmonds disease, adipose-genital dystrophy, cerebral epilepsy) polydipsia occurs as a result of sharply increased diuresis - polyuria (see). Polydipsia may occur at a certain stage in heart failure, wrinkled kidney and other pathological processes. Treatment of P. should be directed at eliminating the underlying disease.