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Diabetes Insipidus. How Is It Diagnosed?

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How Is It Diagnosed?

If you have this condition, you’ll probably wind up at the doctor for help with your thirst and constant need for a bathroom.

To diagnose you, the doctor will do a series of blood and urine tests that may take several hours. You’ll go without water the whole time, so you’ll get thirstier. Your doctor will measure the sodium in your blood and pee.

He may give you an ADH substitute to see if your kidneys respond by concentrating your urine. The lab test results and your response to the ADH help the doctor make the call.

How Is It Treated?

First, the doctor will tell you to drink plenty of fluids. That will replace the constant loss of water.

If you have central diabetes insipidus, there are medications. Vasopressin (Pitressin) or desmopressin (DDAVP) can replace your missing ADH. It usually comes as a nasal spray. There are also treatments that can make these drugs work better.

Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus can be harder to treat. If it’s caused by a drug, stopping the medicine can help. Other medicines may improve the symptoms. These include indomethacin (Indocin), and diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) or amiloride (Moduretic 5-50).

How Serious Is It?

Diabetes insipidus doesn’t cause kidney failure or lead to dialysis. Your kidneys still do their main job, which is to filter your blood.


However, you will be more prone to dehydration. Make sure you always have something to drink close by especially when it’s hot or when you exercise.

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