Diabetes insipidus

What is Diabetes insipidus?

Chronic excretion of very large amounts of pale urine of low specific gravity, causing dehydration and extreme thirst; ordinarily results from inadequate output of pituitary antidiuretic hormone; the urine abnormalities may be mimicked as a result of excessive fluid intake, as in psychogenic polydipsia. Two types exist: central and nephrogenic. Autosomal dominant [MIM*125700, *125800, *192340], X-linked [MIM*304800 and *304900], and even autosomal recessive forms [MIM*222000] have been described.

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my wife has diabetes insipidus, last night, in bed, she was complaining of feeling extremely cold, she didn't feel very cold externally but when...

doctor1 MD

Hi and sorry to hear about this.

That is probably a transient occurrence. If the inside is always warmer than the outside. She would be fine. There...

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I have diabetes insipidus and this has caused a lot of incontinence problems for several years. An endocrinologist prescribed Desmopressin Nasal...

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Yes, desmopressin is available in the form of tablets. Historically the nasal spray has been used effectively and many endocrinologists have years...

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