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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Acth 6pg/ml, adh <0.5, growth hormone 0.1ng/ml. Daily headaches. Constant bathroom breaks.Random spotting for a day or two.Is it my pitatury gland?
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