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  • #16
    Tell me more about using aspirin to treat diabetes insipidus. Hubby was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes years ago, but lately has been getting up (a lot) at night to drink a couple cups of water each time. Then he got dizzy and forgetful, sleeping (a lot!) during the day.(Galloping senility or Alzeheimers was first thought.) Doctor diagnosed insipidus and told me to limit hubby to 2 litres of liquid daily. You've got to be kidding me. Hubby has always drunk water at a high rate, as have all our kids. I made up an electrolyte solution for him, and increased salt intake. Things settled down for a short while, but he's back to his night slurping and excessive day sleeping. Nor can I restrain his intake; so I've been making more veggie soups and stews for the potassium. Still no obvious results. I really don't want to encourage him having a heart attack from depleted electrolytes.

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    • #17
      ETA: Isn't the point of a water pill to eliminate all excess water in your body? I find that cold water quenches my thirst better as well as lemon in water.[/QUOTE]

      Cold water feels better, but you still need the same amount of water for a given situation, cold or warm.

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      • #18

        It's why Gatorade is so popular for hydrating athletes.
        Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida for the US Army in the 1960's, when I was going there. The Army was looking for a better solution to heat exhaustion than the class salt tablet. The folks at UF analyzed sweat and urine to see what the body was getting rid of, then mixed up the appropriate chemicals. The most significant addition to plain old salt is potassium chloride. (Sodium free "salt.")

        This cocktail was tested on the football team. You can imagine what practice in Central FL is like in August. It gave them incredible advantage; the other players were dropping, the Gators kept on ticking.

        The commercial drink also uses a lot of glucose or sugar, unfortunately.

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        • #19

          It's why Gatorade is so popular for hydrating athletes.
          Gatorade was developed at the University of Florida for the US Army in the 1960's, when I was going there. The Army was looking for a better solution to heat exhaustion than the class salt tablet. The folks at UF analyzed sweat and urine to see what the body was getting rid of, then mixed up the appropriate chemicals. The most significant addition to plain old salt is potassium chloride. (Sodium free "salt.")

          This cocktail was tested on the football team. You can imagine what practice in Central FL is like in August. It gave them incredible advantage; the other players were dropping, the Gators kept on ticking.

          The commercial drink also uses a lot of glucose or sugar, unfortunately.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Paysan View Post
            Tell me more about using aspirin to treat diabetes insipidus.
            This came off the top of my head, from having read an article about it a while ago. I could not find the same article with a brief search just now, but I found this one:

            "The value of aspirin in controlling the symptoms of nocturnal polyuria"
            http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1....02239-4.x/pdf

            The relevant article begins on the second page.
            Last edited by Elliot; 03-22-2017, 08:51 PM.
            My opinions and some justification

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            • #21
              This article has a good summary of various causes and treatments of diabetes insipidus: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-inf...etes-insipidus

              I had awful thirst and constant urination for some time that turned out to be from chronic high blood sugar according to an A1c test in the prediabetes range. Within days of reducing carbs to a bare minimum the unquenchable thirst was gone along with excessive hunger pangs. But it sounds like the insipidus condition is not related to blood sugar per se and can be caused by a tumor, etc. I would search for a specialist who has a working knowledge of that condition. Some docs really don't know what they're talking about and are best avoided.

              My husband had a parathyroid issue and the Mayo clinic docs were far better than the rest of the possibilities, especially the nearby surgery factory where you had to pay extra if you had consulted with another doctor first ($1500 instead of $750 for a consultation, not covered by insurance. Obviously crooked, if you ask me. They do thousands of parathyroid removals a year, apparently.)
              Late 50s, post-menopausal, low carb with some dairy, following the 5 Leptin Rules, taking ThyroGold, eating lots o' fiber and zero wheat with great results. My Primal Journal

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