Diabetes insipidus

Description of Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition where the secretion of and response to the pituitary hormone is impaired and therefore results in the release of large quantities of diluted urine. The kidneys are unable to handle the fluids.
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms are:
1. Extreme thirst
2. Urge to urinate more often
3. Sleeplessness
4. May sometimes cause bedwetting
Your doctor may recommend you to get laboratory tests done which include: 
1. Urine tests
2. Serum electrolyte concentrations
3. Glucose levels
4. Plasma antidiuretic hormone (ADH) levels
Medications used to treat central diabetes insipidus include:
1. Desmopressin
2. Vasopressin
3. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Content Details
Written By
Dr. Bhawna Gulati
MD Pathology, MBBS
Reviewed By
Dr. Liza Goyal
PhD, MSc
Last updated on:
25 Aug 2022 | 04:19 PM (IST)
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