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Can you get syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone without having symptoms?

Can you get syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone without having symptoms?

Low sodium: Yes, it is common to have a low sodium from SIADH without symptoms. Your body becomes accustomed to the low na, so you don't feel it. It would be important to know why you have siadh. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Hormone (Definition)

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


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What effect does alcohol have on ada, antidiuretic hormone?

What effect does alcohol have on ada, antidiuretic hormone?

Inhibits it: Alcohol is an inhibitor of adh, (vasopressin) or antidiuretic hormone. ADH (vasopressin) causes one not to urinate, so blocking it causes increased urination. This is the reason why drinking alcohol can actually lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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What exactly does the antidiuretic hormone have to do with urinary volume?

What exactly does the antidiuretic hormone have to do with urinary volume?

Reduces the volume.: Maintaining fluid balance is an important function of the body. When the body senses dehydration, the brain releases antidiuretic hormone (adh), also called vasopressin, to signal to the kidneys to conserve water. Reabsorption of water leads to lower urine volumes and more concentrated urine. Alcohol blocks ADH release, which is why you urinate so much after drinking. ...Read more

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Can someone explain the mechanism why there is hypersecretion of antidiuretic hormone in the following conditions:?

Can someone explain the mechanism why there is hypersecretion of antidiuretic hormone in the following conditions:?

What conditions: Are you concerned about? Hypersecretion of ADH (vasopressin) is not common, but can be seen in certain pulmonary/GI/neurologic disorders, malignancies, psychosis, etc, Check w/your doctor, ...Read more

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Is antidiuretic hormone released by the adrenal glands?

ADH (vasopressin): ADH (vasopressin) is released by the posterior pituitary. ...Read more

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What's antidiuretic hormone function?

What's antidiuretic hormone function?

Anti-enuretic: Anti-diuretic hormone, or vasopressin, is produced in much greater levels at night and when we are lying down flat, thus making the urine produced at night more concentrated & allowing most of us to sleep uninterrupted during the night. It is marketed as a medicine under the name ddavp (desmopressin). When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

SIADH: Vasopressin (aka anti diuretic hormone) is a hormone that controls the free water content of the body through the regulation of water channels in the kidney. It is normally released in response to low blood pressure and highly concentrated blood. When ADH is released, urine concentrates and blood dilutes. In siadh, vasopressin is released in a atypical way due to pathological factors. ...Read more

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Secretion of adh (antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Secretion of adh (antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Adh (vasopressin): Lesion in pituitary gland or kidney, such as tumor affecting aldosterone or causing dehydration or loss of fluids. ...Read more

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Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based diuretics have unpredictable effects on serum sodium and may potentially worsen sodium levels which is potentially dangerous. Proper treatment of SIADH is typically provided by an internist, nephrologist, or endocrinologist. And sodium monitoring ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (siadh). Are there any alternative treatments?

I was just diagnosed with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (siadh). Are there any alternative treatments?

It depends: Siadh can be a serious condition requiring medical care from an appropriate specialist. It would be irresponsible of me to provide you with suggestions for this condition without having an opportunity to review your lab results. I would carefully follow the instructions of your physician. Some conditions can be helped by this forum on healthtap. Siadh is not one of them. ...Read more

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If you have the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH (vasopressin)), is it possible that your ADH (vasopressin) levels stay constant?

SIADH: If you have the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH (vasopressin)), is it possible that your ADH (vasopressin) levels stay constant? ANS: yes it means your ADH is inappropriate for your osmols and the cause is not know. At least yet. ...Read more

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I have excess antidiuretic hormone that is causing chronic hyponetremia, despite thorough testing the cause is unknown. R there any natural treatments?

Why?: You know exactly how much medication you are taking each time you take a pill or capsule. You know there is medication in that pill or capsule. It is regulated, checked for contaminates and studied with double blind placebo controlled studies. Is the medication not working for you? I really want to know why "natural things" are better. Dirt is natural, Mercury is natural. Meds are not bad! ...Read more

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Do any docs think urea would be a good treatment for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

Nope: No, it would not be a good treatment for SIADH. The standard for SIADH is water intake restriction. Tolvaptan is also a new option. Talk to an endocrinologist or nephrologist. ...Read more

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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 (vasopressin). However, there are other causes also, such as pregnancy that can cause this area to be infarcted (loss of blood supply). ...Read more

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Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?

SIADH and salt?: The syndrome of inappropriate antiduretic hormone (SIADH) is not treated with salt tablets. The choice of therapy is dependent on the severity of the symptoms. Agents used to treat SIADH are either 3% or. 9% saline infusions, fluid restriction, loop diuretics, vaptan and demeclocycline. The basic problem of SIADH is fluid accumulation in the body causing a low sodium. Salt tablets don't work. ...Read more

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Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Dandelion root: The simple answer is NO!

Please go online to "WebMD" and look for dandelion root.
You will learn a lot and make up your own mind to decide if it is a good idea or not.

Don't forget costs. ...Read more

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Production of antidiuretic (adh), thyroxine and t3, (liothyronine) parathyroid (pth), hormones of the adrenal cortex and the pancreas, can you tell me about this?

Production of antidiuretic (adh), thyroxine and t3, (liothyronine) parathyroid (pth), hormones of the adrenal cortex and the pancreas, can you tell me about this?

Complex: Please ask a specific question. This is way too complex and vague to answer. If you want to know about all these hormones, consider an Endocrinology fellowship at a major teaching hospital. Of course, before that, you will need a BS, an MD, and a 3 yr Internal Medicine residency. ...Read more

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Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications. ...Read more

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Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..

Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..

Hormones, acne: Yes, a woman can be tested for hormone imbalance through blood, saliva or urine. I use a combination of these to fully evaluate these problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

Same condition: Cystic acne is just more advanced/aggressive. Treatment needs more than topicals, like adding oral antibiotics or even accutane. Keflex is not a standard rx, but it might help some. Acne is (male) hormone related, but it also aggravated by stress, etc. ...Read more

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She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

Various treatments.: While elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone).
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Benzoyl peroxide,
antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline.
Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read more

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Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work. ...Read more

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Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well. ...Read more

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Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Possible: Excessive hair growth in women is called hirsutism, there are several reasons for it, hormonal imbalance being one of them. Acne, hair growth and also irregular cycles are a part of condition called polycystic ovaries. Dibeties or Insulin resistance may also be associated conditions.
The treatment depends on your plans for pregancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the function of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)?

ADH (=vasopressin): It is a peptide hormone synthesized in the hypopituitary glands whose function is 1) to retain water in the body by increasing the H2O permeability of the kidneys tubules and 2) to cause blood vessels to constrict. ...Read more

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Who discovered ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone)?

ADH (vasopressin): 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

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Doc wants 2 do anti diuretic hormone (adh) test for diabetes insipidus. Thought u had 2 b deprived of fluid during ADH (vasopressin) test...Or is that necessary?

Yes: There is a test called water deprivation test which is the gold standard for testing but pt's have to be monitored closely. Therefore, sometimes we may give a trial of ADH (vasopressin) as a pill to see if the symptoms resolve after it has been verified pt's are making >3l of urine a day. ...Read more

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Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Which ones?: Varies widely depending on which hormones are invovled. What are you experiencing? ...Read more

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What are the warning symptoms of hormone imbalance?

There are many: Some may include irregular menstrual cycles, acne, unwanted male-type hair growth, difficulty losing weight, obesity, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue... The list goes on and on. If you think you have an imbalance, see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in testing/treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of female with hormone imbalance?

There are many: Some may include irregular menstrual cycles, acne, unwanted male-type hair growth, difficulty losing weight, obesity, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue... The list goes on and on. If you think you have an imbalance, see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in testing/treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible symptoms / signs of a hormone imbalance in a female?

What are possible symptoms / signs of a hormone imbalance in a female?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry but that answer would take up a whole text book. It is not simple or specific enough for us to answer in 400 characters or less. I am sure you can find resources on the web that can be much more thorough. Health Tap is for specific questions about one specific concern at a time. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of having a hormone imbalance, I am getting concerned?

What are some symptoms of having a hormone imbalance, I am getting concerned?

Your body has: Thousands of hormones. Which one or ones are your referring to? Hormone imbalance is really a lay term, not a medical one. Each and every individual hormonal abnormality can cause different and various symptoms. ...Read more

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Is hormone imbalance a typical symptoms of candida?

No: However, hormone imbalance, which can cause one to be stressed, or be caused by stress will lead us to eat 'comfort' foods which may promote candida. If the candida is causing more stress, that could aggravate the hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Goiter for 8 years normal blood work can't loss weight and have symptoms of hormone imbalance at 35 what should I do?

Goiter for 8 years normal blood work can't loss weight and have symptoms of hormone imbalance at 35 what should I do?

Lifestyle change.: If your lab work is normal (i assume you mean tsh) then you cannot blame your thyroid for your weight. Consistent diet and routine exercise are the only solution to weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more


Dr. Roland Talanow
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Adh (Definition)

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