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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how hypernatremia occur in diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. Amar Dalsania
17 years experience
ADH (vasopressin): Hypernatremia occurs in diabetes insipidus secondary due to the lack of anti diuretic hormone (ADH) effect in the kidney, resulting in decreased free water absorption thus creating a higher sodium.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Dehydration: If you have diabetes insipidus and don't take in enough water to balance what you urinate out, hypernatremia can result. Ddavp (desmopressin) can usually return your life to normal. Talk w/your doctor.

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