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Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition where you produce a large amount of urine and often feel thirsty.
Symptoms of diabetes insipidus
Needing to frequently pass large amounts of urine and feeling thirsty are the two main symptoms of diabetes insipidus.
Causes of diabetes insipidus
Diabetes insipidus is caused by problems with a chemical called antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which is also known as vasopressin.
Diagnosing diabetes insipidus
See your GP if you have the symptoms of diabetes insipidus. They'll ask about your symptoms and carry out a number of tests.
Treating diabetes insipidus
Treatments for diabetes insipidus aim to reduce the amount of urine your body produces.
Complications of diabetes insipidus
Diabetes insipidus can sometimes cause complications, particularly if it's undiagnosed or poorly controlled.