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A 25-year-old female asked:

i have hkpp & hypoglycemia. but i have excessive thirst & urination. i need water by my side up to 2 gallons a day. secondary psychogenic polydipsia??

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly but largely: unfamiliar territory for the vast majority of physicians, including myself, because HkPP is so rare. While thirst, voiding & body control are under brain control 24/7, the mechanisms remain poorly understood & many theories long promoted which do not fit many clinical situations. Thus whether more psychological vs. neurological remains a largely inseparable distinction unless can test some way.

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Last updated May 11, 2015

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