A Common Problem or A Warning of Serious Illness?
Dry throat is a normal process in the body. People may have this type of problem in different seasons. This problem is quite common in summer and the cold seasons. Usually, this problem goes away by drinking a few sips of water. But are you constantly having trouble with a dry throat? After a while, your throat becomes dry again after drinking water? So do not ignore such symptoms at all. These symptoms can be the warning signs of some serious disease or illness.
Doctors say that there can be many reasons for dryness in the throat. Most causes are minor, but sometimes they can be the result of more serious underlying conditions. If this problem persists in you continuously for one to two weeks, then you should definitely consult a doctor about this. It is possible that you are getting this problem due to some underlying disease, which can cause serious problems in the future. Let us know about the health problems that can cause dryness in the throat in the following slides.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
When the acid used by the stomach comes back into the esophagus tube, then the condition is termed Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The esophagus tube works to carry the food you intake from the mouth to the stomach. Due to this problem, people can also have the problem of a dry throat. To overcome the problem of GERD, doctors recommend drinking lukewarm water. People can also get relief from this problem by adding salt to the water and gargling.
Polydipsia (Frequent thirst)
Polydipsia is a problem in which a person feels thirsty all the time, even though he keeps drinking water again and again. Due to excessive thirst, there may be a problem with dry mouth. Other symptoms include muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, etc. Doctors say that people with type 2 diabetes, in general, maybe more prone to polydipsia, which can cause dry throat.
Dry throat and frequent thirst are one of the most common symptoms of diabetes. Actually, patients suffering from this disease have frequent urination, which can lead to a lack of water in the body. In this condition thirst increases and the throat always feels dry. Many studies have clear that diabetic patients feel the problem of the dry throat more than other people.
Excess of calcium in the body is termed Hypercalcemia. In this condition, the level of calcium in the blood becomes higher than normal. The person suffering from this has to urinate frequently. Due to excessive urination, there is a lack of water in the body and the throat feels dry. Nausea, tiredness, feeling anxious, persistent abdominal pain, muscle, and joint pain may also be its symptoms. Timely treatment of hypercalcemia is essential or else this problem can lead to more serious complications in the body.
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