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What is SIADH?
SIADH is a condition that occurs when your body makes too much antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also known as vasopressin. This substance controls the way your body retains or secretes water.
What are the symptoms of SIADH?
Many people with mild SIADH often have no symptoms. For others, symptoms can appear and become more severe as the body's salt concentration drops. These symptoms may include: nausea and vomiting; loss of appetite; stomach aches; confusion, hallucinations, …
What causes SIADH?
SIADH can have numerous causes, including various cancers, brain and nervous system damage, lung problems, reaction to certain medications, and other factors.
How is SIADH treated?
SIADH can be cured if the underlying cause is treated. SIADH is often treated with fluid restriction (minimizing your water intake). Medications can limit ADH activity (vasopressin-receptor antagonists) or encourage water excretion (diuretics). Short-term treatment of …
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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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