Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus has nothing in common with diabetes mellitus except the name. In fact diabetes insipidus is characterized by the fact that the patient urinates a lot, and his urine is very clear.

This rare endocrine disorder is characterized by an abnormally high excretion of urine (polyuria) - from 3 to 15 liters per day - and pale "pale" urine whose waste (ions, urea, glucose) are very diluted .

We talk about diabetes insipidus or polyurodipsic syndrome (SPUD). Which means that the patient is urinating a lot ... and drinking a lot! This disease is often quite abrupt and sudden.

Diabetes insipidus is due to hormonal dysfunction. It is a disease that can occur at an early age in a child. There is an imbalance in the regulation and elimination of water in the body.

It is a rare disease and must be managed by a specialist. To establish the diagnosis and set up treatment, hospitalization is usually necessary. It is done in a service of endocrinology or nephrology.

Discover our article written with a medical specialist, which reviews the causes, symptoms and treatments of diabetes insipidus.

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> The pituitary, its hormones and diseases
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Author: Nathalie Mathieu.
Expert consultant: Pr Philippe Chanson, Head of the Endocrinology Department, Bicêtre Hospital, Kremlin-Bicêtre.

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