Condition

Diabetes insipidus

What is it?

*Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition where you produce a large amount of urine and often feel thirsty. *Diabetes insipidus isn’t related to diabetes mellitus (usually just known as diabetes).

What are the symptoms?

The most common signs and symptoms of diabetes insipidus are: *Extreme thirst *Excretion of an excessive amount of diluted urine Depending on the severity of the condition, urine output can be as much as 16 quarts (about 15 liters) a day if you’re drinking a lot of fluids. Normally, a healthy adult will urinate an average of less than 3 quarts (about 3 liters) a day. Other signs may include needing to get up at night to urinate (nocturia) and bed-wetting. Infants and young children who have diabetes insipidus may have the following signs and symptoms: * Unexplained fussiness or inconsolable crying * Trouble sleeping * Fever * Vomiting * Diarrhea * Delayed growth * Weight loss

Home Remedy

Do

*Prevent dehydration. You can do this by bringing water with you wherever you go or offering water every few hours to your child if they have DI. Water-Based Foods May Be Beneficial. *Low sodium intake. Food like Oatmeal with Bananas Nuts, Crispy Hash, Ceviche of Scallops etc can be benefecial *A Diabetes Insipidus Diet Could Be the Key To Your Health *Carry a medical alert card in your wallet or wear a medical bracelet so that others know about your DI in case of an emergency. Dehydration can happen quickly, so those around you should know of your condition.

Don't

*Avoid Salty Foods At All Costs. *Stop Using Caffeinated Products Whenever Possible. *Processed Foods Must Be Avoided At All Costs. *Reduce The Amount Of Protein That Is Being Consumed. *Foods such as Beets Celery Carrots Spinach should be avoided most often due to their high salt content

Things to watch out for

GP should be contacted for further screening and assessment, especially if you are feeling thirsty all the time.

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