Is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) affect more common in men or women and is it more common in certain age groups?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Increasing age (>30 y) is a risk factor for hyponatremia in hospitalized patients. [14] Men appear to be more likely to develop mild or moderate, but not severe, hyponatremia. [14] Low body weight is also a risk factor for hyponatremia. Women appear to be more prone to drug-induced hyponatremia and to exercise-induced hyponatremia (marathon runners), although this may be an association with low body weight rather than sex. [5]


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