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A 31-year-old female asked:

what do i do if i have diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See your doc: I am not sure how you know this is what you have, but if so you need to see your doc for treatments..Two types: one is deficiency of arginine vasopressin (a diuretic hormone--avp) and other is nephrogenic (kidneys not sensitive to avp). You will/should find out why having diabetes insipidus. But either way, you still will need treatment. Consult your doc... Good luck.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Follow doc's advise: You need to find out the cause so you can be treated appropriately. Often time, diabetes insipidus is just a symptom, not the cause. The hormone involved is ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). If the cause is in the brain, treatment is to give back ADH (vasopressin) (ddavp) either in nasal spray or pill. If the problem is at the kidney, treatment is antiinflammatory (indomethacin) and diuretics (hctz and amiloride).
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Two types: Either antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is not being made in the posterior part of the pituitary or ADH (vasopressin) is being made, but the kidney lacks the receptor to which ADH (vasopressin) is bound in order to work to preserve water from leaving the body in excess.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Diabetes insipidus == what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Symptoms of D Insipi: Symptoms of diabetes insipidus are excessive urination and extreme thorst especialy of cold water sometimes ice and ice water.Extreme urination continues throghout the day and the night adults remain healthy as long as enough water is consumed to offset the urinary loss . In children it interfere with eating and weight gain and growth.They present with fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
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Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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If the cause disappe: The degree of recovery is largely dependent on the underlying cause of the disease. Complete resolution of symptoms may not be seen in individuals with severe disease. Chronic diabetes insipidus, although inconvenient, is not usually a dire medical condition. When properly treated, diabetes insipidus itself does not reduce life expectancy. The prognosis, therefore, depends on the underlying diseas.
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How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Little: Diabetes insipidus is caused by the inability of the kidneys to conserve water, which leads to frequent urination and pronounced thirst.The outcome depends on the underlying disorder. If treated, diabetes insipidus does not cause severe problems or reduce life expectancy.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What tests for diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Water deprivation: Followed by a shot of adh (vasopressin).
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A 51-year-old female asked:

Could schizencephaly cause diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No, usually not: But check w/your doctor.

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