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Diabetes Insipidus; Central

Overview

Diabetes Insipidus is a condition in which kidneys of the body become incapable of conserving water. There are several forms of diabetes insipidus and central Diabetes Insipidus is one among them. In the human body, antidiuretic hormone (ADH) known as vasopressin is responsible for conserving the amount of water in the body. The hormone is produced in a brain’s region known as hypothalamus. Central Diabetes Insipidus is mainly results from deficiency of ADH hormone in the body. Neurogenic Diabetes Insipidus and neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus are alternative names of the condition.


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Causes

The disorder occurs due to lack of production of vasopressin in the brain of the human body. The vasopressin performs an important function of increasing the volume of the blood and decreasing the volume of urine produced. Therefore, when the body becomes deficient in it, persons face problem of excess urination which eventually leads to dehydration.


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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are:

  • Excess production of urine
  • Excessive thirst
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Prevention

No prevention exists for the condition.


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Treatments
Lifestyle changes Home Remedies

Drink lots of water to keep your body hyderated. About 2 to 2.5 liters of water is recommended.

Conservative Treatment Modern Medicine

Central diabetes insipidus is controlled by intake of vasopressin either in the form of tablets or in the form of nasal spray. Medications are given after assessing the medical condition of each patient. It is necessary to administer the medicine in the exact form as prescribed by professionals for getting fruitful results.

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