Diabetes Insipidus

Definition of Diabetes Insipidus:

Excessive production of urine, usually due to insufficient production of antidiuretic hormone.

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Diabetes Insipidus

...the condition
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is an endocrine disorder involving deficient production or lack of effective action of an antidiuretic hormone (ADH or vasopressin)...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...arthritis, breast cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, decrease in testosterone/spermatogenesis, altered vas deferens/testicular growth, decreased dental arch, dental crowding, delayed tooth eruption, diabetes insipidus, diarrhea, Down syndrome, early onset of puberty, eosinophilia, eye/ear/nose disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia...”
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Histiocytosis X

...the condition
“...Rarely, damage to the pituitary gland causes bulging eyes (exophthalmos) and diabetes insipidus, a condition in which large quantities of urine are produced, leading to dehydration...”

Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium Level)

...the condition
“...Hypothyroidism; Diabetes insipidus; Cushing's syndrome; Hyponatremia is more likely to occur in athletes and people living in warmer climates, who require higher water intake and sweat more, putting them at greater...”


...the condition
“...Risk factors are related to the cause and may include previous history of diabetes insipidus, previous history of adrenal insufficiency, previous history of a pituitary tumor, cessation of menses in a premenopausal woman, and short stature...”
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Increased Urinary Frequency

...relationship to Diabetes Insipidus
“...In advanced cases of diabetes insipidus, urine volume can approach 18 liters daily.”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...metastases (certain cancers), healing fractures, Paget's liver disease, hyperparathyroidism, hepatic damage (e.g. hepatitis, toxins, cirrhosis), biliary obstruction, cholestasis, dehydration, diabetes insipidus, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, alcoholic cirrhosis, Hodgkin's disease, malnutrition, nephrotic syndrome, multiple myeloma, inflammatory bowel disease, collagen-vascular diseases...”

Pituitary Tumor

...the condition
“...The most common symptom of a problem in the posterior pituitary is a condition called diabetes insipidus (not the same as the more common diabetes mellitus)...”


...as a treatment
“...If the specific gravity is not over 1.022 after a 12 hour period without food or water, renal concentrating ability is impaired and the patient either has generalized renal impairment or nephrogenic diabetes insipidus.  In end-stage renal disease, specific gravity tends to become 1.007 to 1.010...”
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