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I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

Depends on Diagnosis: Pitressin, or vasopressin, is a potent man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland. In the body, vasopressin acts on the kidneys and blood vessels. It is rarely used except in diabetes insipidus, or during some surgical procedures. There are many contraindications to its use so you should discuss this with your physician in detail. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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What happens if you were stranded in the desert, would you expect your body's production of vasopressin to increase?

What happens if you were stranded in the desert, would you expect your body's production of vasopressin to increase?

Bingo!: Yes, correct. The regulation of vasopressin (ADH) involves both sensors for volume (an extrinsic variable) and solute concentration of blood (an intrinsic variable). As you sweat and lose more water than salt, your blood concentration of solute (called osmolality or osm) goes up...a potent stimulator of ADH secretion. This happens to the person in the desert to conserve water (endocrine regulation ...Read more

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Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Bedwetting or : To increase platelet release or for a pituitary gland issue. ...Read more

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How is vasopressin transported in the blood?

It is : A protein that travels easily through the bloodstream. It does not require any carrier protein or other mechanism. ...Read more

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What does an increased ADH (vasopressin) cause?

What does an increased ADH (vasopressin) cause?

Low sodium: ADH (vasopressin) is anti-diuretic hormone which causes your body to retain free water. When you have too much of it, your body retains too much free water and "dilutes" out the sodium content in your blood which will cause the level to drop. Low sodium in the blood can be very detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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What can cause vasopressin deficiency?

What can cause vasopressin deficiency?

Genetics: Inborn differences among individuals results in a broad range of every type of human characteristic. Hormone production/responsiveness is no different. Some have more; some have less; if it's a lot less, it is viewed as a "deficiency". There may be additional factors -- related to sleep habits, stress, meds, intake of alcohol & other food/beverages, etc., but genetics is probably the main factor. ...Read more

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Does caffeine inhibit adh (vasopressin)?

Does caffeine inhibit adh (vasopressin)?

Not really.: While caffeine may affect kidney blood flow, resulting in some adjustment in fluid balance indirectly, caffeine does not directly affect ADH (vasopressin) levels to any significant degree ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vasopressin (Definition)

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