Diabetes Insipidus (DI) vs SIADH Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone NCLEX Review
SIADH vs Diabetes Insipdius! Are you studying diabetes insipidus and SIADH and find it very confusing discerning between the two disease processes? You are not alone!
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In this article, I am going to easily break down the differences between diabetes insipidus (DI) and SIADH (Syndrome of Inappropriate Anti-diuretic Hormone). I addition, I provide a lecture on how to remember the differences between the two!
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What is Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH?
This is where the body has a problem producing ADH (either too much or not enough). What is ADH? It is anti-diuretic hormone. This hormone is produced in the hypothalamus, and stored and eventually released in the posterior pituitary gland. In order to understand diabetes insipidus and SIADH, you MUST understand how ADH works because ADH plays an important role in both DI an SIADH.
Lecture on SIADH and DI
Key Points to Remember about SIADH and DI
Each condition is related the secretion of ADH (anti-diuretic hormone also called vasopressin) which plays a major role in how the body RETAINS water.
Each condition presents oppositely of each other (ex: in SIADH the patient retains water vs. DI where the patient loses water)—-Remember they are opposite of each other!
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