Frequently Asked Questions
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- Are headaches a symptoms of NDI?
- At the hospital when my grandson was diagnosed with NDI, the nurses told his mother they could not cut his fingernails or toenails, and I thought this was just for diabetes mellitis patients. Now we are wondering if we should keep a close watch on his fee
- Can NDI symptoms relapse for certain periods and then reappear?
- How can I make my infant more comfortable?
- How do I control passing the NDI gene on?
- How is NDI diagnosed?
- How is NDI treated?
- How often should a person with NDI see the doctor to properly maintain his or her health?
- How would I know if I carry a defective gene that could result in NDI if passed onto my children?
- In NDI patients with hypernatremia, is the hypernatremia due to the inability of the patient to drink the huge volumes of water needed to maintain fluid balance or the blunting of thirst?
- Is there any known link between the use of echineacea and abnormal antidiuretic hormone levels or NDI?
- My child has NDI and needs to have dental work done. They want to give him general anesthesia which requires that he has no water four hours prior to the dental work. Is this OK?
- My son's male cousin who is 3 years old was just diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus. They are trying to find out if there is a genetic link. My son who is 21 years old now, has frequent urination, up at least 7 times throughout the night to void. He states
- What can be done to manage the enlarged bladder problem and kidney damage?
- What is the correct normal range for sodium levels? We have heard two things.
- What is the incidence of hypertension in NDI patients?
- Why do NDI infants vomit so much?