Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) deficiency

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ADH deficiency is a type of hypopituitarism hormone deficiency that affects the kidneys. Learn about what happens to the body in ADH deficiency, how it is diagnosed and treated.

Key points

  • Hypopituitarism is a condition where the pituitary gland does not produce one or more pituitary hormones, or it does not produce enough hormones.
  • When not enough antidiuretic hormone is produced the kidneys cannot concentrate urine, which can lead severe dehydration.
  • ADH deficiency can be treated with medication.
  • It is important to know the signs of over or under treatment so that the medication can be adjusted.
Last updated: November 28th 2022