Diabetes insipidus and urine

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Avatar f tn Also with DI I would insist on an mri of the pituitary, this has got to be done to rule out a central lesion, blood and urine done at the same time to look as osmolality and electrolytes is helpful but some endo docs need to do a water deprivation study.
327385 tn?1378364331 DI is diagnosed based on sodium concentrations in the blood and urine and looking a blood levels of ADH (vasopressin). DI is a lack of ADH release from the back of the pituitary and is treated with desmopressin. Weight gain can be from fluid retention. Would recommend seeing an endocrinologist, but many endos (myself included) do not see DI that often and sometimes going to a university-based pituitary expert is a good idea before you end up on medications you may not need.
Avatar n tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Diabetes insipidus causes excessive thirst and polyuria. This can result in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. So, it results in hypotension and hypernatremia (increased sodium). Sometimes excess of fluid intake can cause a suppression of ADH secretion. Excessive fluid intake in dipsogenic diabetes insipidus can lead to water intoxication, a condition that lowers sodium concentration in your blood, which can damage your brain.
327385 tn?1378364331 i have been gaining weight-very tired-moody lately.is this realted to diabetes insipidus?is di serious or med will fix ?any outher problems besides thirsty-and urination to watch for?endo dident tell me much about it.just give me dessmon nasial spray.i was wornding if thats why i cant lose weight?i gain around 3 to 5 pnds week.then take it off the next.can di lead to piuitary thyroid condition?my thyroid labs are allway on low normal.any info would ease my mind,thanks for your time.
Avatar m tn Adding a complicating wrench into everything is the fact that she was diagnosed earlier this week with Diabetes Insipidus, and has numerous issues with keeping her sodium levels under adequate control (they have been persistently in 171-176) and maintaining an appropriate fluid balance and replacing her excessively high urine output.
Avatar m tn Diabetes is a Greek word meaning large amounts of urine. Both diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus fall into this realm but both are separate mechanisms. This forum deals mostly with type 2 diabetes, people who have high blood sugar levels [mellitus]. Diabetes insipidus is kidney related. For best answers, the forum to post on is Kidney Disease & Disorders.
Avatar f tn Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2 are those that are controlled by food and or medications like metformin or insulin. Diabetes Insipidus is a rare condition and nothing to do with the the pancreas and production of insulin or lack of it. A blood sugar monitor will be of no use to someone with Diabetes Insipidus. In other types of diabetes, thirst and frequent urination is a sign that the body has too much sugar. This is not the case with Diabetes Insipidus.
1444453 tn?1287106737 We have taken her to vets and told that her blood tests were fine and the only thing that was abnormal on her urine tests was her 'specific gravity' levels were very low - at 1.012. Vet gave an uncertain diagnosis of diabetes insipidus and started her on DDAVP hormones in eye drop format. Of course this is very difficult to administer to her as most of the drops drip away once she closes her eyes - we tried to put under her bottom eyelid but she becomes very angry and tries to bite us now!
Avatar f tn I have discovered something called diabetes insipidus and if anything I would say he has all these symptoms. But can he have high sugar level with this diabetes insipidus? Can the sudden withdrawal of the drug have caused this adverse reaction? If you see any correlation then please let me know.
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. For the diagnosis of diabetes insipidus, a 24-hour urine collection for determination of urine volume, along with serum electrolytes and glucose, simultaneous plasma and urinary osmolality and plasma antidiuretic hormone (ADH) level. This is to be performed with water deprivation, as at this time ADH release is the highest and the urine is the most concentrated. Please have this test done for a confirmatory diagnosis. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I noticed that around when my daughter was 4 months she used to wet through her sleep suits and nappy and bed sheets at night and every night. She has always drunk alot and her urine looks like water and has no yellow pigment to it at all. She was under a consultant anyway and when she had a check up in November last year. I mentioned that she is always drinking and that she goes through at least 5 nappies a night, not to mention what she was going through in the day!
Avatar f tn I was dropping things, slurring and forgetting words for things, stumbling and feeling dizzy and off balance. Over the next 5 years I saw various neurologists, had 2 lumber punctures, a myelogram, a couple of MRI scans, cat scans, blood tests, reflex tests and a test I don'y know the name of where they glued electrodes on my scalp and measured my brain response to physical, visual and audio stimulation.
Avatar f tn It can be due to many reasons which can be physiological or disease-related, and include excessive intake of liquids, diuretic substances (including tea, caffeine, alcohol, certain drugs), anxiety, exposure to cold, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus (central or nephrogenic), urinary tract infections or obstruction, etc to name a few more common ones.
Avatar f tn The reasons could also be functionally small bladder, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, urinary bladder wall instability, UTI, stones and neurological problems. Limit fluids in the evening. Set up an alarm your self and try and wake up 3-4 hours after sleep and use the washroom. This helps a number of times to break the sleep pattern and you will with time automatically start getting up. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
Avatar m tn I always want to go for urine. Even with in a 30 min gap i feel like urinating. I diagnosed for diabetes checkup and it came out normal. What do you guys think and suggest?
Avatar m tn You should be eating a lower carb, higher healthy fat diet. Diabetes is certainly a valid concern. And type 1 diabetes can be triggered by a recent illness, particularly if you were already predisposed / prediabetic. This an develop very quickly (over a period od days to weeks). I think you need a new Hba1c and you should also request a glucose tolerance test. Has there been any new changes in your fasting blood sugar or post eating blood sugars (do you have a home meter?
Avatar n tn So in a child with polydipsia and polyuria and poor growth we need to rule out diabetes mellitus-sugar diabetes, diabetes insipidus-water diabetes, bladder infection or other problems, perhaps as simple as urinating a ton due to polydipsia but no real cause.
Avatar n tn Certain disorders such as diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus,and Addison's disease can increase the excretion of urine and thereby lead to dehydration. Because people with Type 2 Diabetes produce some Insulin, ketoacidosis does not usually develop. However, the blood sugar levels can become extremely high (often exceeding 1,000 mg/dL). Such high levels often happen as the result of some superimposed stress, such as an infection or drug use.
172023 tn?1334675884 It would not hurt to test for diabetes insipidus either. Diabetes Insipidus can occur with other diseases and is very controllable with Desmopressin Acetate. The cognitive disorder drug Anipryl can also be helpful for polyuria/polydipsia (excessive drinking and urination) as it's side-effect. Another uncommon possibility is psychogenic polydipsia and just means that your dog may have a behavioral drinking problem.
Avatar n tn I was referred to a kidney specialist who reviewed my results and ordered more lab work and had me do a fasting (food and water) blood and urine test but it all came back normal. What else could cause diluted urine. I am about to loose the job because I can't pass the drug test. I am not trying to cover up or hide anything and the employer won't let me take the blood drug test unless I have a medical diagnosis. Please help!
Avatar f tn So, I was doing research on bladder things and I read about nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. it can be caused in adults by a reaction to medication. I was wondering if this could be a side effect of the medicine? if so is there anything i can do to control it short of drinking less water? And is there any way to remedy the situation short of going to the doctor.
Avatar m tn Increased frequency of urine is seen in diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Small for size bladder is another cause and so also neurogenic bladder. Another possibility is a polyp or a growth inside the urethra. At times a hair too grows inwards and keeps tickling the urethra causing a need to urinate. A frenulum tag too can cause this type of sensation. You must talk to your physician regarding all these possibilities.
172023 tn?1334675884 they have reduced levels of magnesium and phosphorus, and also produces an acid urine pH to aid in the management of struvite crystals and stones." If you want to make treats for him make them out of your c/d food by putting some in a bowl and let it soak up some water. Make it into a dough like consistency. Place the treats on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in the oven at ~300 degrees for about 30 minutes or until they look like cookies that are done.
Avatar f tn Is it a neurological issue (where Lyme mimics diabetes insipidus) or an actual bladder problem? I had a couple rounds of excessive urination, but I haven't had incontinence so I don't know if I can be of much help. I wonder if you tried different meds if it would make any difference. I had a couple symptoms that started after I started treatment and my herxing has varied with different meds.
9644933 tn?1407772490 Overactive Adrenal glands (Cushing’s disease, hyperadrenocorticism) or corticosteroid medications often cause low specific gravity urine in dogs, but I realise your vet has already probably checked for this and has discounted it. Diabetes insipidus, a rare form of diabetes, will also cause pets to produce a urine with low specific gravity. This disease is usually due to a failure of your pet’s pituitary gland to produce the hormone ADH.
Avatar m tn I am kind of confused as to why you are being prescribed DAVPP for nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, because that's usually prescribed for CENTRAL Diabetes Insipidus, caused when the pituitary gland doesn't secrete enough ADH. NEPHROGENIC Diabetes Insipidus is caused when the kidneys DON'T RESPOND to the ADH being secreted by the pituitary gland. DAVPP is a drug that mimics the actions of ADH.
Avatar f tn Perhaps testing for endocrine disorders, especially Hypoadrenocorticism, Hyperadrenocortism, and Diabetes Insipidus would help. Whatever the cause it is essential that your dog drink and eat. Unlike cats, dogs can fast temporarily without problems, but they must drink. She should be hospitalized and given IV fluid therapy if she is not drinking. If she continues not to eat she should be given an appetite stimulant, such as Mirtazipine.
Avatar f tn Could I have calcification in my soft tissues? I have polyuria and partial diabetes insipidus. And many other diseses. I have lots of weird symptoms. My ionized calcium is now 1.37 (upper ref. limit 1.30). It is only slightly abobe the reference, and sometimes even slightly below. PTH is often above the reference. I'll not have a parathyroidectomy. Recently my endo thought that I may have secondary hyperparathyroidism. I am having many symptoms.
1685471 tn?1305364019 Get your urine examination done and drink plenty of fluids. It can be also be due to many other reasons which can be physiological or disease-related, and include excessive intake of liquids, diuretic substances (including tea, caffeine, alcohol, certain drugs), anxiety, exposure to cold, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus (central or nephrogenic), urinary tract infections or obstruction, etc to name a few more common ones. In males prostatitis can also cause such symptoms.