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Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Hypersecretion
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
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
SIADH: It is called siadh. It can be caused by several factors and can be serious. ...Read more
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
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
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
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. When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting. ...Read more
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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