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Dr. Austina Cho
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What do I do if I have diabetes insipidus?

What do I do if I have diabetes insipidus?

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). ...Read more

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Diabetes insipidus == what are the symptoms?

Diabetes insipidus == what are the symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus?

What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus?

Peeing all the time!: Diabetes insipidus (or di) is caused by either a lack of or a resistance to the hormone in your body (antidiuretic hormone) which normally allows your body to concentrate urine (so that you make less of it). Without this hormone, you produce large volumes or urine, and often patients present with excess thirst because they are on the verge of getting dehydrated from all the urine output. ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

Many: Depends on the severity of the disorder, you can get dehydrated or have electrolyte imbalances. The physical consequences of di are: dry mouth, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, sunken eyes, weight loss, fatigue, headache, muscle spasms... ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

Missing ADH (vasopressin): Anti diuretic hormone helps concentrate the urine to keep the body's sodium and water levels balanced. If the brain does not make enough ADH (vasopressin) or of the kidney ignores the adh, (vasopressin) a person can urinate too much dilute urine, becoming hypernatremic (high sodium) and dehydrated. Can be genetic, due to head trauma, brain tumor, infection, anorexia, idiopathic. ...Read more

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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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Is diabetes insipidus is temporary or curable?

Is diabetes insipidus is temporary or curable?

It depends.: Sometimes, diabetes insipidus (inability for the body to hold onto water due to the lack of or inaction of anti-diuretic hormone (adh)) is temporary after brain surgery. If permanent, usually due to a pituitary or kidney problem, it is not usually curable but can be easily treated especially if dealing with an ADH (vasopressin) deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hypernatremia occur in diabetes insipidus?

Can you tell me how hypernatremia occur in diabetes insipidus?

ADH (vasopressin): Hypernatremia occurs in diabetes insipidus secondary due to the lack of anti diuretic hormone (ADH) effect in the kidney, resulting in decreased free water absorption thus creating a higher sodium. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the epidemiology of diabetes insipidus is?

Can you tell me what the epidemiology of diabetes insipidus is?

Rare disorder: Diabetes insipidus (di) is a rare disorder in which the kidneys cannot concentrate urine, thereby causing excessive loss of water from the body and dehydration. It can result from a problem of the pituitary gland, or from a defect in the kidneys. However, most people who think they have di are actually excessive fluid drinkers, and urinate a lot because they drink a lot. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat child with diabetes insipidus?

What's the most effective way to treat child with diabetes insipidus?

Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the diabetes insipidus. 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). ...Read more

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Is there any negative effect of a diabetes insipidus person to her/his fertilizaition?

Is there any negative effect of a diabetes insipidus person to her/his fertilizaition?

Could be: Oftentimes patients with di have accompanying anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies. This is something regularly followed by an endocrinologist in patients who have di. ...Read more

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What can I do if my two year old has just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

What can I do if my two year old has just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

Electrolyte problem: Diabetes insipidus occurs due to either abnormality in hormone secretion from the brain or kidney not responding to this hormone. High blood sodium levels is one of the common and serious electrolyte problem. Being two year old, the child may not be able to express the thirst or get access to water when the sodium level is high. It is crucial for the parents to carefully monitor them. ...Read more

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My two-year-old has just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus. What can we do to make the adjustment easier?

My two-year-old has just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus. What can we do to make the adjustment easier?

DDAVP (desmopressin) & Symptoms: That your child is getting treatment is the best way to become adjusted. Now your toddler will be much better able to sleep through the night and be less cranky as the constant thirst will be quenched! Watch for breakthrough so you know when the DDAVP (desmopressin) is wearing off. Your peds endo will discuss with you when to restrict fluids. Does your child have other pituitary hormone deficiency? Cause of di? ...Read more

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Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Paradox: Thiazides paradoxically reduce the amount of urine the kidneys produce in the nephrogenic form of di. Thiazides are not used in the central form. ...Read more

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What is diabetes insipidus?

What is diabetes insipidus?

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. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Definition)

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 ...Read more