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Dr. Brad Eilerman
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What is the definition or description of: syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

Dr. Brad Eilerman
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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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Dr. Philip Kern
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Can you get syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone without having symptoms?

Dr. Philip Kern
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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

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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What is the name of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone and hypovolemia?

Dr. Kevin Passer
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What is the name of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone and hypovolemia?

SIADH: It is called siadh. It can be caused by several factors and can be serious. ...Read more

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

Dr. Sameer Azhak
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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?

Dr. Kevin Passer
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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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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Do any docs think urea would be a good treatment for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Dr. David Sneid
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Can someone explain the mechanism why there is hypersecretion of antidiuretic hormone in the following conditions:?

Dr. David Sneid
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What conditions: are you concerned about? Hypersecretion of ADH 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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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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What's antidiuretic hormone function?

Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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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. When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting. ...Read more

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