Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
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- Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion is also known as SIADH. It is a condition where your body makes too much antidiuretic hormone (ADH). ADH is a chemical that helps keep the right balance of fluid in your body. Increased ADH may cause too much water to remain inside your body. When this happens, other chemicals in the blood such as salt may decrease. This may cause the organs inside your body not to work properly. SIADH may be caused by cancer, certain medicines, or medical conditions of your brain and lungs. It may happen after a medical procedure, treatment, or surgery, or the cause may be unknown.
- SIADH usually has no symptoms at first. When the amount of salt in your body decreases, you may feel weak or have seizures (convulsions). You may have trouble thinking, muscle pain, decreased appetite, vomiting (throwing up), or go into a coma. You may need blood, urine and imaging tests such as x-rays or a computerized tomography (CT) scan. Treatment may include adding more salt to your diet and decreasing the amount of liquid you take in. You may be given salt solution through an intravenous (IV) tube or oral salt tablets. Medicines to help remove the extra fluids may also be given. With treatment, your body's fluid and chemical balance will be corrected, and your symptoms should improve.
AFTER YOU LEAVE:
Take your medicine as directed.
Call your primary healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Ask for information about where and when to go for follow-up visits:
For continuing care, treatments, or home services, ask for more information.
You may need to increase the amount of salt in your food or take salt tablets. This is to bring the level of salt in your body back to normal. You may also need to increase the amount of protein in your diet. Foods such as beans, eggs, poultry, meat, and fish are high in protein. Ask your caregiver if you need to be on a special diet.
You may need to limit the amount of liquids you take in. Ask your caregiver how much liquid you are allowed to have each day.
For more information:
Contact the following:
- American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood , KS 66211-2680
Phone: 1- 913 - 906-6000
Phone: 1- 800 - 274-2237
Web Address: http://www.aafp.org
CONTACT A CAREGIVER IF:
- You are passing little or no urine.
- You feel weak or have muscle cramps most of the time.
- You have decreased appetite for food or feel like throwing up.
- You have trouble staying awake.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition, treatment, or care.
- You suddenly have a very bad headache.
SEEK CARE IMMEDIATELY IF:
- You are seeing or hearing things that are not there.
- You cannot think clearly.
- You have swelling or trouble moving your arms or legs.
- You have a convulsion.
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