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What are the best tests used to diagnose central diabetes insipidus? is it serious?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Varies: There is extreme thirst and excessive urination with DI because the body doesn't make enough of the hormone vasopressin which controls how much urine the kidneys put out. Initial Dx is made via a sample of your urine & a water restriction test, to check on how well your kidneys work. If DI is mild the treatment is simply to drink more water. Desmopressin or DDAVP may be prescribed in some cases.

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