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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Diabetes Insipidus

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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. 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


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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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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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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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Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

Dehydration: If you have diabetes insipidus and don't take in enough water to balance what you urinate out, hypernatremia can result. Ddavp (desmopressin) can usually return your life to normal. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

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Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Seizures and DI: DI could be related to seizures, at least because there are changes in electrolytes in cases of DI, and electrolyte abnormalities often cause seizures. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium and calcium. ...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 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 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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I have diabetes insipidus. Why does it make me urinate frequently at night?

I have diabetes insipidus. Why does it make me urinate frequently at night?

You lack the hormone: that allows kidney to hold onto water, so it increases urine production , all the time so sounds like you need better timing of your therapy ...Read more

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I have my first appt with a nephrologist today to try and rule out diabetes insipidus. What can I expect on this first appt?

I have my first appt with a nephrologist today to try and rule out diabetes insipidus. What can I expect on this first appt?

Diagnostic Process: The first goal is to verify if you have diabetes insipidus. This done through a history, physical, and tests done on simultaneous samples of blood and urine. Next is to evaluate the likely causes. At your follow appointments, he/she will discuss results and treatment options. ...Read more

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Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. An internist is ideal to figure this out. ...Read more

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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 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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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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When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Diabetes insipidus?

What is the definition or description of: Diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus.: 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 for much more detail. ...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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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