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23 Mar 2003

diabetes insipidus
Hi Doc,

I have just researched the above condition because I beleive I have it - I have dreadfully low blood pressure and I am not able to retain water (am constantly urinating, even if I don't consume liquids. During the night I awake 3-4 times to urinate despite the fact that I am taking in liquids during the night). I do not, however, have the symptom of excessive thirst. How do I go about having this condition tested and confirmed. I know that vasopressin is lacking in this condition so obviously hormone replacement would be the most obvious solution, but what I can I do about it nutritionally? A recent blood test also revealed that I was lacking potassium - is there any association?

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01 Jan 0001

Dizzi, the symptoms you describe may fit in with diabetes mellitus too, so you should include a serum glucose in the tests you have done. The tests you need to have done are a U&E, Ca2+ and a water deprivation test. Good luck.
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