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How can antidiuretic hormone affect sodium metabolism disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone secretion (SIADH) occurs when the pituitary gland secretes too much antidiuretic hormone, leading to hyponatremia (a type of sodium metabolism disorder). When there is too much antidiuretic hormone in the blood, the body retains fluid, which causes sodium levels to become diluted. Certain drugs, as well as pain, intense exercise, stress, and other factors can cause antidiuretic hormone levels to become elevated. SIADH occurs most commonly among older persons and hospitalized persons.

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