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Adh Hormone Deficiency
A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?
Possibly infarction: Possibly a tumor or something else. Lack of blood supply to the pituitary gland or a pituitary tumor may change the secretions of adh. However, there are other causes also, such as pregnancy that can cause this area to be infarcted (loss of blood supply). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What hormone inhibits the secretion of adh? And what situations override the release of this inhibiting hormone?
ADH secretion: ADH is mostly controlled by plasma osmolality and plasma volume. Diabetes insipidus occurs when ADH is not secreted (head trauma, pituitary tumor) or when the kidney does not respond to it (nephrogenic di). Ethanol inhibits adh, as does atrial naturetic protein, but these are lesser influences than osmolality and volume. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Yes and now : When you body is dehydrated, your body holds on to both sodium (salt) and water. The antiduiuretic hormone helps you hold on to water by decreasing the amount of urine that you produce. However, another hormone (aldosterone) is responsible for the preservation of sodium by limiting losses through your kidney. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Treat the numbers?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. The ACTH and ADH numbers can't be interpreted without the clinical context- it is like a fish out of water. After all, the values may be due to a lab error. It's best to ask this question with the doctor who you visited and ordered the tests. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
ADH: My apologies but I have spent some time on line and could not find the answer to your interesting question. You might go the Medical University's library and see what you can find. The librarian will help you. If you do find out please try and let me know. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Growth hormone 0.1ng/ml, acth 6pg/ml, adh <0.5. Something wrong with my pitaury gland? Trying to find a reason for recently weird periods
Endocrinologist: These are not the typical hormones a doctor would test for irregular menstrual cycles. TSH, Proactin, LH and FSH are more typical. It sounds like you are seeing an endocrinologist already based on these tests. I would schedule follow up to over the results. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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