Saturday, 2 November 2013

What is 'Water Diabetis' and how it is caused?

Water Diabetis is technically known as Diabetis insipidus (insipid means tasteless). This defect in a person is caused due to hypo or under secretion of ADH or Vasopressin hormone released by Posterior lobe of pituitary gland. Normal secretion of this hormone will help the kidney tubules to retain correct amount of water and the urination process is normal. Due to under secretion of this hormone, kidney tubules collect excess water from the blood . So the patient show frequent and copious  urination which leads to more loss of water along with the urination. The patient of this defect feels thirsty and dehydrated.

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