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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,215 doctors shared insights

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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Question about diabetes insipidus. How do you get it?

Question about diabetes insipidus. How do you get it?

Many causes: Diabetes insipidus can genetic or acquired and be from multiple causes including problems at the level of the brain (surgery, tumor, trauma, infection), kidney (medication side effects, genetic), pregnancy related changes or excessive intake of water. Here is a great link for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes-insipidus/ds00799. ...Read more

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How can I help my partner who has diabetes insipidus?

How can I help my partner who has diabetes insipidus?

Depends: You did not give the cause of the di so it is hard to tell you how to give support. If it is from head trauma a lot of support will be needed to get your partner back to normal. The same if it is due to a surgical procedure. At any rate. Find out what the doctor recommends and do all you can to be a support and be there when needed. ...Read more

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What are some herbs that would help treat diabetes insipidus?

What are some herbs that would help treat diabetes insipidus?

Electrolyte problem: Diabetes insipidus occurs due to either abnormality in hormone secretion from the brain or kidney not responding to this hormone. It is very important to find out the cause as severe eletrolytes abnormalities can occur. Herbs may not be advisable, as underlying cause must be identified and treated.Some herbs can do more damage to the kidney. Please talk to your doctor before starting any medicine. ...Read more

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What is the most dangerous possible complication of diabetes insipidus?

What is the most dangerous possible complication of diabetes insipidus?

Cardiorespiratory ar: If you have diabetes insipidus and are deprived of water, since you do not have the hormone that makes you retain water you become extremly dehydrated and can go into shock. Your brain also becomes dehydrated and you go into cardiorespiratory arrest. ...Read more

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What is the fluid deprivation test for diabetes insipidus?

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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Is there a connection between celiac disease and diabetes insipidus?

Is there a connection between celiac disease and diabetes insipidus?

No: None that I am aware of and I could not find anything significant in a quick search. Type 1 diabetes and celiac are more common together, but not diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an overactive bladder and diabetes insipidus?

What are the differences between an overactive bladder and diabetes insipidus?

Not the same: Diabetes insipidus is secondary to a malfunction in your pituitary gland whereas overactive bladder is usually a problem with the nerve supply to the bladder or the bladder outlet muscle itself. Rj. ...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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During fluid deprivation test, the ADH (vasopressin) level dropped down to 1/3 of pre test level and below reference values. Is that a sign of diabetes insipidus?

During fluid deprivation test, the ADH (vasopressin) level dropped down to 1/3 of pre test level and below reference values. Is that a sign of diabetes insipidus?

Not necessarily: The most important thing to be following in a water deprivation test is the urine and serum osmolality. If the serum osmolality rises above normal, but the urine osmolality does not rise significantly, you have diabetes insipidus. Measuring ADH (vasopressin) levels can be unreliable. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Diabetes insipidus? ANS: your pituitary doe not make ADH and you drink and pee constantly. Many with DI carry water with them at all times to avoid quick dehydration. Recommend you go to uptodate for the many questions you are asking ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more