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How Long Should Diabetes Insipidus Last
I have diabetes insipidus. Is it unusual to drink between 20 up to 35 l per on a hot day. Any long term effects?
Yes, large amount: 20-35 liters is a large amount; the quantity retained is the important issue. If heart, liver, kidneys &brain control are intact &in comfortable environment, humans can often survive indefinitely on as little as 0.5 liters/day up to 25 liters/day. The 35 liters you quote is above this, but given diabetes insipidis (?ed pituitary output of antidiuretic hormone) kidneys will loose water ?? rapidly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx'd w/partial idiopathic central diabetes insipidus 20yrs ago by H20deprivation test. Put on DDAVP (desmopressin). No longer needed DDAVP (desmopressin) after 2 yrs.Sx better.Why?
Central DI: Hard to answer. It was called "idiopathic", meaning no clear cause. In a 13 yr old, the causes could include a tumor, certain medications, trauma/surgery, meningitis, etc. It is possible that something happened back then but then resolved. Is it possible that you now still have partial DI? Under usual conditions, don't need DDAVP, (desmopressin) but under water stress you may. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Thirst,lots of urine: Diabetes insipidus is a disorder that impairs the body's ability to make concentrated urine. Common symptoms in childhood might include constant thirst and large amounts of urine. There is also often a family history of the disease that can prompt an evaluation by the child's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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