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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Overview)

A condition in which your pituitary gland does not make the ADH hormone, and you have to drink and urinate constantly. Many with this condition carry water with them at all times to avoid dehydration.


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Just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

Just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

It is very important: See your doctor immediately if you notice the two most common signs of diabetes insipidus: excessive urination and extreme thirst. And follow his or her instruction, control your wieght. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
251 Doctors shared insights

Diabetes Insipidus (Overview)

A condition in which your pituitary gland does not make the ADH hormone, and you have to drink and urinate constantly. Many with this condition carry water with them at all times to avoid dehydration.


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How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

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. ...Read more

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Could symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear and then return, why?

Could symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear and then return, why?

YES: Post brain surgery or trauma or irradiation or chemotherapy, can cause transient diabetes insipidus and siadh. Treatment is indicated during the transient phase. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to diagnose diabetes insipidus? Just vasopressin?

What tests can be done to diagnose diabetes insipidus? Just vasopressin?

Dehydration test: The dehydration test is used to diagnose diabetes insipidus. This test is typically performed at an endocrinology office. It involves not drinking any liquids for 12 hours and then labwork is done in the morning and six hours later. ...Read more

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What is the assessment and diagnostic finding of diabetes insipidus?

What is the assessment and diagnostic finding of diabetes insipidus?

Hickey-Hare test: Inability to concentrate urine with restriction of fluid intake
must be done by md, with careful observation/ testing urine and blood. ...Read more

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What is the fluid deprivation test for diabetes insipidus?

Vasopressin test.: This is a dehydration test for diabetes insipidus. First, fluid is withheld until urine osmolality is stable. Then 5 u of vasopressin is given by subcutaneous injection. The urine and plasma osmolality/concentration is measures before and one hour after the injection. Argenine vasopressin or avp given to these patients causes a >9% rise in urine osmolality. In normal patients, it is <9%. ...Read more

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I want to know all about diabetes insipidus?

I want to know all about diabetes insipidus?

Whoa!!: I think your best bet here is to google it. Not that there are some brilliant minds on this site that could answer this question but there is not enough room or time to tell you all about diabetes insipitus. That is a huge order. Rj. ...Read more

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What type of head injury cause diabetes insipidus?

What type of head injury cause diabetes insipidus?

Severe!: Diabetes insipidus occurs when the pituitary gland is injured. This is a small area of the brain that produces a hormone called ADH (antidiuretic hormone) that works on the kidney to produce smaller amounts of urine. Usually occurs when there is a fracture across the base of the skull, and is associated with severe head injuries or brain death. Symptom is the body producing a huge amount of urine. ...Read more

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What herbs can help treat diabetes insipidus?

What herbs can help treat diabetes insipidus?

None that we know of: There are no herbs that have been studied and have shown to have helped. Talked to your nephrologist. ...Read more

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How can a bad case of diabetes insipidus treated x 2 years with ddap slowly resolve with no further need for ddap anymore? It happened. How? Why?

How can a bad case of diabetes insipidus treated x 2 years with ddap slowly resolve with no further need for ddap anymore? It happened. How? Why?

Maybe misdiagnosed!!: 1. If real, but due to pressure on pituitary/hypothalamus, and pressure relieved, it could resolve.

2. More likely it was a misdiagnosis. ...Read more

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Once someone with diabetes insipidus begins treatment are they able to resume a diet with moderate sodium (after being on a very low sodium diet)?

Once someone with diabetes insipidus begins treatment are they able to resume a diet with moderate sodium (after being on a very low sodium diet)?

I'd still restrict.: Di results in inappropriate water loss in the urine. As long as you have free access to water, you shouldn't run into any serious problems, but even with specific treatment, modestly restricting your salt and protein intake can lessen the thirst sensation and subsequently the volume of urine you will make. That means less trips to the bathroom. ...Read more

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What types of treatments are available for diabetes insipidus?

What types of treatments are available for diabetes insipidus?

Depends: There are two types of diabetes insipidus (di). In central di the patient is not making enough of a hormone to reabsorb water in the kidneys, and in nephrogenic di the kidneys don't respond to the hormone. Central di is treated with desmopressin. Nephrogenic di is treated with thiazide diuretics. Both treatments will prevent excessive thirst and decrease the amount of urine. Need to find the cause. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to cure diabetes insipidus?

Need medication: It is important to determine the cause of diabetes insipidus. It involves the absense of a pituitary hormone. Common causes are head trauma, pituitary tumors, surgery. Kidney diabetes insipidus (nephrogenic) can be caused by certain drugs, such as lithium. If your doctor knows the cause, then treating the cause can sometimes reverse it. But usually treatment with DDAVP (desmopressin) is essential. ...Read more

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Had to take 1 imodium (loperamide) tablet today for lower GI problems. I'm dx'd diabetes insipidus (no meds) can imodium (loperamide) dehydrate you more? How to combat this if so? Worried about getting dehydrated.

Diarrhea dehydrates: Diarrhea in the setting of di can be dangerous because of excessive water loss in stool with the potential for severe dehydration since the kidneys cannot concentrate the urine. Imodium (loperamide) is reasonable as long as the cause of diarrhea is not infectious. It should decrease stool losses. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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