See your GP if you have the symptoms of diabetes insipidus. If diabetes insipidus is diagnosed, the tests will also be able to identify the type you have cranial or nephrogenic. Water deprivation test A water deprivation test involves not drinking any liquid for several hours to see how your body responds. During the test, the amount of urine you produce will be measured. You may also need a blood test to assess the levels of antidiuretic hormone ADH in your blood.
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The following are the most common symptoms of diabetes insipidus. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: excessive thirst excessive urine production dehydration The symptoms of diabetes insipidus may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis. How is diabetes insipidus diagnosed? In addition to a complete medical history and medical examination, diagnostic procedures for diabetes insipidus may include: urine tests water deprivation test to observe if dehydration occurs Treatment of diabetes insipidus: Treating diabetes insipidus depends on what is causing the disease.
Specific treatment for diabetes insipidus will be determined by your physician based on: your age, overall health, and medical history extent of the disease your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies expectations for the course of the disease your opinion or preference Treatment may include modified antidiuretic hormone drugs administered either as injections, pills, or intranasal spray.
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