Diabetes Insipidus, Part 1

Diabetes Insipidus, Part 1

What is it?

  • The inability to conserve H20 and maintain optimum free H20 levels
  • Pts urinate large amounts of diluted fluid, regardless of the body's hydration state
  • Sx: extreme thirst (can even wake pts up at night and drink up to 20L per day!), dry skin, constipation

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Part 2: Diagnosing DI
Part 3: Treatment for Central DI and Nephrogenic DI

Makaryus/Mcfarlane. DI: diagnosis and treatement of a complex disease Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Jan 2006 Vol 73:1

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