Central DI happens when the body does not make enough of a hormone that controls urine. The cause is not always known. Rarely, it can be from a faulty gene. Some causes are:
- Head injury
NDI happens when the body makes the hormone that controls urine but the kidneys do not respond to it. Causes are:
- Some medicines, such as lithium
- Metabolic causes, such as too much calcium or too little potassium
- Something that blocks the urinary tract
- Not eating enough protein
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