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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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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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Are there any natural ways to cure diabetes insipidus?

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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I pee on avg. 8 quarts/2 gallons per day. I don't have type 1 or2 diabetes. I am 5'7"..155lbs..Small frame. Diabetes insipidus? What is wrong?

I pee on avg. 8 quarts/2 gallons per day.  I don't have type 1 or2 diabetes.  I am 5'7"..155lbs..Small frame.  Diabetes insipidus? What is wrong?

Certainly possible: How long has this been going on? Do you take any meds? Do you drink a lot of fluids? These are questions that your doctor will ask you on your first visit. Without answers to these questions, really difficult to tell what is wrong. But you need blood test now to make sure you don't have any acute electrolyte abnormality. This can cause heart rhythm problems, so get to a doctor asap. ...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

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What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and mellitus?

What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and  mellitus?

Unrelated conditions: Diabetes mellitus (dm) is a condition of excessively high sugars which can cause one to void large amounts of urine frequently. Type 1 dm is caused by pancreatic failure so Insulin is required. Type 2 dm is resistance to Insulin or inefficient use. Diabetes insipidus is voiding large amounts of urine frequently due to either kidney or brain disorder, both unrelated to sugar & insulin. ...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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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