Diabetes Insipidus – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Cure


By Dr Raghuram Y.S MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Diabetes Insipidus is a disease related to fluid imbalance in the body. It is marked by frequent thirst and desire to drink water in spite of having taken water sometime back. It also causes excessive urination.

Insipid means colorless and odorless. Diabetes insipidus is called so because it causes your body to make a lot of urine that is insipid.

It is a different condition from diabetes mellitus though both conditions have excessive urination and being excessively thirsty in common. If you have diabetes insipidus, the hormones which balance the liquids in your body do not work. This condition is found only one in every 25,000 people. On the other hand your body cannot use energy from the food in a way it should do in diabetes mellitus. This condition is more common than insipidus.

It is said to be incurable. Treatments are oriented…

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