Posted on Aug 22, 2008 | Comments 0
Are you suffering with frequent urination? Do you know the main reason behind it? Diabetes insipidus (DI) mainly leads to frequent urination.
In fact, diabetes insipidus is entirely different from diabetes mellitus.
Even though both the diseases have common name and also certain signs like excessive thirst and urination, both of them are not related to each other.
Diabetes insipidus is quite different from diabetes mellitus!
Most of you usually confuse with diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus, but diabetes mellitus is mainly caused due to insufficient insulin levels in your body.
Diabetes mellitus is more common than DI and it can affect you in two different forms, type1 diabetes and type2 diabetes.
When you have diabetes insipidus, you can have intense thirsty feeling and accordingly you will drink more fluids, including water and certainly you will have frequent urination problem. Even, constipation, bedwetting, dry skin and weak muscles are certain most common signs of diabetes insipidus.
Improper production of vasopressin is the main cause!
In most cases, diabetes insipidus is mainly caused when your body fails to precise, store or releases vasopressin hormone. This hormone is mainly responsible for water absorption and flow of urine in your body.
So, to keep the volume and composition of body fluids in balanced rate, the rate of fluid intake is mainly governed by thirst and the rate of excretion of these fluids from your body is mainly controlled by vasopressin.
Even, when the regulation of your kidneys to handle the fluids fails, it mainly results in diabetes insipidus. Any damage to your pituitary gland that can possibly disrupt the production of vasopressin also leads you to experience frequent urination, the most common symptom of diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes insipidus mainly affects your body dehydration levels!
When you have DI, your body retains insufficient levels of water to function normally. As a result, you can become dehydrated and you can experience these certain body conditions.
- Loss of normal body weight.
- Rapid heart beat.
- Frequent fever or headache or at times you can get both in combination and even dry mouth.
- You can also experience severe muscle weakness.
- Hypotension, which mainly results from low blood pressure, is also experienced by you, if your body fails to retain adequate amounts of water.
- Sunken or hollow appearance of eyes is also one of the major conditions that you can experience because of decreased dehydration levels in your body.
So, when you are diagnosed with diabetes insipidus, try to take necessary steps to retain your body hydration process. Consult your personal health care provider and take better suggestions to completely recover from this particular health condition.
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