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Which Hormonal Deficiency Causes Diabetes Insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus can cause problems with your pituitary gland or kidneys. Usually, the body maintains a balance between fluids and urine produced.

Kidneys remove excess fluid by making urine, which is temporarily stored in your bladder.

When fluid is processed, the pituitary gland shows the kidneys to retain fluid and make less urine. Antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin) and deficiency of this hormone cause diabetes insipidus.

It is created in the hypothalamus and provides in the pituitary gland.

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Causes and types of diabetes insipidus

 The forms of diabetes insipidus are:

  1. Neurogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  2. Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  3. Psychogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  4. Gestational Diabetes Insipidus

Neurogenic Diabetes Insipidus

Neurogenic or central diabetes insipidus is an inadequate response of ADH, which occurs when an organic lesion of the hypothalamus, posterior pituitary partially or entirely block ADH synthesis, transport, or release.

The causes are:

  • Damage to the hypothalamus or pituitary gland
  • Cranial surgery
  • Hypothalamic or pituitary tumors
  • Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Infection, inflammation
  • Head injury
  • Skull fracture
  • Immunologic disorders
  • In some cases, the cause is unknown.

Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus occurs when there is any problem in the renal tubules.
  • The structures in kidneys that cause water to eject or reabsorbed.
  • This defect makes kidneys unable to respond to ADH appropriately.
  • The defects may be due to a genetic disorder or a chronic kidney disorder.
  • An inadequate renal response to ADH causes it.
  • Kidney disorder
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Destructive uropathies
  • Polycystic disease
  • Intrinsic renal disease
  • Certain drugs such as lithium, tetracycline, general anesthetic such as methoxyflurane.
  • Demeclocycline also can cause nephrogenic diabetes insipidus.

Psychogenic diabetes insipidus

  • Psychogenic diabetes insipidus is because by an extreme large fluid intake, which may be idiopathic or related to psychosis. 
  • In this form of diabetes insipidus, excessive fluid intake leads to suppression of ADH
  • The polydipsia and resultant polyuria washout ADH more quickly than it.
  • Drinking too much liquid can result from abnormal Thirst caused by damage to the thirst-regulating mechanism situated in the hypothalamus.

Gestational diabetes insipidus

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Signs and symptoms

The main Symptoms of Diabetes Insipidus: 

  • Frequent urination 2.5 litters in mild cases to up to15 scraps in severe cases.
  • Patient may feel the need to drink large amounts.
  • Frequent urination, even at night which can disrupt sleep, on occasion, cause bedwetting.
  • Do not drink enough water patient may quickly become dehydrated.
  • Fever,
  • changes in the level of consciousness.
  • Hypotension
  • tachycardia,
  • headache,
  • visual disturbances due to electrolyte imbalance and dehydration.
  • The patient may report abdominal fullness.
  • Anorexia
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent skin, bladder, or gum infections
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Wounds that don’t heal
  • Extreme unexplained fatigue

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Which hormonal deficiency causes diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus can cause problems with your pituitary gland or kidneys. Usually, the body maintains a balance between fluids and urine produced.

Kidneys remove excess fluid by making urine, which is temporarily stored in your bladder.

When fluid is processed, the pituitary gland shows the kidneys to retain fluid and make less urine. Antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin) and deficiency of this hormone cause diabetes insipidus.

It is created in the hypothalamus and provides in the pituitary gland.

Diagnosis of diabetes insipidus

  • Urinary concentration
  • Plasma concentration
  • Level of ADH in blood
  • Urine output
  • MRI of head
  • Blood investigation

Treatment of diabetes insipidus

The treatment of diabetes insipidus depends on what form of the condition patient has.

Central diabetes insipidus

  • The cause of this form of diabetes insipidus is a lack of ADH.
  • Patients with desmopressin as a nasal spray, as an oral tablet, or injection patient may need only to increase water intake About 2.5 litters in a day.

Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

  • This condition is due to kidneys not correctly responding to ADH so, and Low salt diet help reduce the number of urine kidneys make And also need to drink enough water to avoid dehydration.
  • Drugs used to treat nephrogenic diabetes include anti-inflammatory medication and diuretics 

Psychogenic diabetes insipidus

  • By mental illness, treating the mental illness may relieve psychogenic diabetes insipidus.

Gestational Diabetes Insipidus

  • Treatment of this form of DI is synthetic hormone desmopressin.
  • In rare cases, this form of the condition is caused by an abnormality in the thirst mechanism.
  • In these rare cases, doctors don’t prescribe desmopressin.

Complication of diabetes inipidus

  • Shunting of growth
  • Gangrene
  • Cataract
  • Coma
  • Nephropathy
  • Neuropathy 

Conclusion

Diabetes Insipidus: Depending on the underlying cause. A deficiency of hormones can cause it.

When treated correctly, the condition usually does not become severe or a problem for years.

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