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Doctor insights on: Acquired Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similar to diabetes in adult or is it very different?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similar to diabetes in adult or is it very different?

Very different: Nephrogenic di= kidney does not respond to ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone adult diabetes, no longer called that now called type 2 diabetes, body does not respond to Insulin and blood sugar inreases in the blood. ...Read more

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What are the risks of lithium if you have nephrogenic diabetes insipidus?

What are the risks of lithium if you have nephrogenic diabetes insipidus?

Not much: Hi. If you HAVE nephrogenic DI, lithium ain't gonna cause whatcha already got. Lithium can cause nephrogenic DI in normal people. As you (who I assume has nephrogenic DI) know, nehrogenic DI comes in partial (which is what I would wish on anyone over the alternative) or complete (a tough problem). If you have partial, lithium could make it worse. Do you also have vision problems and deafness? ...Read more

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Dx of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, prescription hctz/amiloride. Meds are making me urinate every 20-30min instead of slowing me down. Why?

Dx of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, prescription hctz/amiloride.  Meds are making me urinate every 20-30min instead of slowing me down.  Why?

Potassium: Please recheck diagnosis and treatment with a second opinion from a board certified nephrologist. Ameliodide helps you save potassium. But i often see this diagnosis made incorrectly and recommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

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. ...Read more

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Foods that help people with diabetes insipidus?

Foods  that help people with diabetes insipidus?

It depeds on reason: One component of effective management of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is the low sodium diet. Restricted sodium intake limits renal solute load and permits full effectiveness of chorothiazide. The usual sodium intake for persons in the us is about 5000 mg/day. From a medical perspective, the low sodium restriction for treatment of hypertension is 2400 mg/day. ...Read more

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How often is diabetes insipidus from lithium reversible?

How often is diabetes insipidus from lithium reversible?

Early = better: I can't tell you how often, but I can strongly urge you to see your provider ASAP to stop taking lithium and if this is a fairly new problem, it is more likely to reverse, but it can take time. The damage done is to the kidney - be sure to stay well hydrated and make an appointment. I hope you've caught it in time - good thinking to ask! Best wishes for a good result! ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Definition)

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition of excessive thirst and urination. It can be caused by kidney dysfunction or problems in a part of the brain that controls fluid ...Read more