Diabetes insipidus, or DI, is a disease with polyuria and polydipsia symptoms. The most commonly found type of Diabetes Insipidus is central DI, which is caused by a deficiency of arginine in the hormone AVP. The second commonly found type of Diabetes Insipidus is nephrogenis which is caused by lack of sensitivity of the kidney to the hormone to anti-diuretic properties, such as AVP.Diabetes Insipidus sypmtoms include itching and nausea, and this condition may be lifethreatening.
How Is the Diagnosis of Diabetes insipidus?
There are few checks or tests on diabetes insipidus. The test that is the simplest and most reliable for diabetes insipidus is a water deprivation test. During the test, patients should not drink so that severe dehydration can occur. Therefore, this examination should be performed in a hospital or a qualified doctor's office. Formation of urine, blood electrolyte levels (sodium) and weight are measured on a regular basis for a few hours. As soon as the drop in blood pressure or heart rate or weight loss is more than 5%, the test is terminated and patients are given an injection of antidiuretic hormone. The diagnosis of diabetes insipidus is stronger if in response to antidiuretic hormone: - excessive discharge of urine stops - blood pressure rises - heart rate goes back to normal.
Regardless of the examination, the principle is to determine the volume, density, or concentration of urine. To be able to find out about the type of diabetes, the physician can provide a synthetic vasopressin. If it is central diabetes insipidus there will be a decrease in the amount of urine, and in nephrogenic diabetes nothing happens.
Natural Herbs and Foods for Diabetes
Plants that are specifically cultivated to be nutritious home remedies are called TOGA in Indonesia. This is essentially a piece of land, either in the yard, garden or fields used to grow nutritious plants as natural medicine in order to meet the needs family for of a family for drugs. The plants can include Eugenia Cumini Merr as the herb to cure diabetes, and also Tonospora rumphii Boerl which is also used to treat the same condition.
When it comes to food for diabetics, make sure that it doesn't contain artificial sweeteners that are commonly used to help sharpen the sweet taste. Several types of artificial sweeteners used include saccharin, cyclamate, dulsin, sorbitol and also aspartame. The artificial sweeteners are basically useless if they contain dangerous chemicals, so it is better for you to put Stevia into your daily food for diabetics.