Diabetes Insipidus Underlying Cause
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is normally produced by the brain. ADH causes the kidney to conserve water in the bloodstream, and reduce the amount of urine.
There are two causes of diabetes insipidus:
- Central diabetes insipidus:
- Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus:
When there is a lack of ADH, or the kidneys fail to respond normally to ADH, a large amount of water passes into the urine. This can lead to electrolyte imbalances, particularly serum sodium, and dehydration.
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