SIADH Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) occurs when the body releases excessive amounts of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), resulting in the retention of excess water in the body, causing hyponatremia.  ADH is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and stored and released by the pituitary gland. It plays an essential role in various processes in the … Read more


Hypothyroidism Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is underactive and does produce enough hormones. The thyroid is a small gland at the front of the neck that resembles a butterfly. Thyroid hormones regulate how the body uses energy, which impacts almost every organ in the body, including how quickly the heart beats.  People with hypothyroidism can … Read more


Malnutrition Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Nutrition is the process of taking in food and fluids to support bodily functions. Nutrients acquired from foods and fluids are used for the body’s cellular metabolism. Optimal nutrition means having adequate vitamins and nutrients to support the body’s processes.  Malnutrition occurs due to inadequate, excessive, or imbalanced nutritional intake. This includes being underweight or … Read more


Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes that results in a very high glucose level. It typically occurs in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also develop in those with type 2 diabetes.  When the body doesn’t have enough insulin to allow glucose into the cells for energy, fats … Read more


Obesity Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Obesity is excessive body fat that presents a health risk. A body mass index (BMI) over 30 is considered obese. Obesity is a growing problem in nearly every country in the world.  Obesity has two main causes: increased intake of foods high in fat and sugar and a decrease in physical activity. As people continue … Read more


Diabetes Mellitus Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to process carbohydrates, fats, and proteins due to an ineffective use of insulin within the body. This then results in high blood glucose levels in the bloodstream. Types of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 – This type of diabetes … Read more