How It Occurs
Diabetes insipidus occurs when the body fails to regulate how it handles fluids. In healthy individuals, excess body fluids are excreted from the bloodstream by the kidneys. The bladder temporarily stores the liquid waste, or urine, until it is ready to be discharged. Normal functioning kidneys conserve fluid and make less urine when the body is dehydrated or when sweating a lot, such as during exercise. Vasopressin is a hormone produced in the hypothalamus and is stored in the pituitary gland. It governs how much fluid is excreted by the kidneys. Diabetes insipidus occurs when there are imbalance levels of vasopressin in the body.
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