Inappropriate ADH Syndrome Overview
Another name for Inappropriate ADH Syndrome is Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH.
What is the syndrome of inappropriate ADH?
A person with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) has elevated levels of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in the bloodstream. Antidiuretic hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. It stimulates the kidneys to conserve water. The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone causes the body to retain too much water. As a result, the concentration of sodium decreases in the bloodstream, which is called hyponatremia. Causes of syndrome of inappropriate ADH include infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and a medication side effect.
What are the symptoms of the syndrome of inappropriate ADH?
Initial symptoms of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, restlessness, muscle cramps, or fatigue. Symptoms of severe syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone include difficulty walking, hallucinations, tremor, confusion, and seizures.
How does the doctor treat the syndrome of inappropriate ADH?
Treatment for the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) may include reducing the amount of water in the diet, diuretic medications, and medications that stimulate the excretion of water from the kidneys.
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