Health Tip: Understanding Diabetes Insipidus11/19/10
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes insipidus results when the brain
doesn't produce enough antidiuretic hormone, which controls the
amount of water in the blood and urine.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this additional
information about diabetes insipidus:
- It's not related to type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Common symptoms of diabetes insipidus are being very thirsty
and above-average urination.
- Possible triggers for diabetes insipidus include kidney
disorders, medication side effects, or damage to the brain or
pituitary gland. About one-third of the time, doctors can't find a
- Some mild cases do not require treatment. In more serious
cases, drugs to help the body produce -- or make better use of --
antidiuretic hormones may be prescribed.
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