Diabetes Insipidus

A rare condition where lack of antidiuretic hormone leads to excessive thirst and urination.

Diabetes insipidus is a condition that leads to frequent urination and excessive thirst.

Diabetes insipidus is caused by problems with either the pituitary gland or the kidneys. The pituitary gland produces antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which is responsible for managing fluid balance in the body. In diabetes insipidus either the pituitary gland doesn’t produce enough ADH or the kidneys do not respond properly to ADH that is produced. Diabetes insipidus is fairly easy for adults to manage as long as they have easy access to fluids.

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Diabetes insipidus is not related to diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2 diabetes)