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Woman addicted to water

12th July 2012

A 26-year-old Essex woman has become addicted to water and drinks up to 44 pints of it a day.

But while Sarah Kennedy’s daily water intake exceeds the maximum 3.5 pints recommended by experts, she has been checked by doctors and has no health problems as a result. The mother-of-two from Southend-on-Sea has a rare condition called psychogenic polydipsia, which is a clinical disorder characterized by excessive water-drinking in the absence of a physiologic stimulus to drink. But it means that she also has to go to the toilet up to 40 times a day.

 

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Karen Andrews

Sunday 15th July 2012 @ 13:53

Diabetes Insipidus is a condition where the body cannot make vasopressin to assist wirth urine concentration, and symptoms include excessive thirst (the need to always be drinking water) and frequent urination. DI patients can die if denied water. Has Ms. Kennedy been tested for this rare, and very real, condition? While there is no cure for DI, adding synthetic vasopressin to your system through a nose spray relieves almost all symptoms entirely. Have her physicians tried this?

odette baker

Friday 25th January 2013 @ 22:18

i have had polydipsia since i was a little girl, i was a bit of a guinea pig with doctors, when i was in my 20s my doctors gave me real diagnosis


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