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Re: [IP] Ace inhibitors
In a message dated 07/06/2000 10:41:43 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< My doctor doesn't think it is necessary for me as I have fairly
good control and so far (knock on wood) no problems with my kidneys. Ace
inhibitors also make your blood pressure decrease. I was wondering if
has heard about this treatment. Thanks. >>
My doctor started me on ACE inhibitors (Monopril) about 4 years ago. I had
early stages of kidney disease, microalbumin of 499 (0-30 is normal this
lab), creatinine at 74 (80-110 normal this lab). Also at this time I started
pumping and my A1c's went from 9-10's down to the 6's.
My latest 24-hour urine shows microalbumin 89 (0-30 normal) and creatinine at
73 (75-115 normal, different lab).
My blood pressure was creeping up when I started them, it went back to normal
range for 3 years, and has started going up again the last six months.
Exercise seems to be more of a factor here for me than the ACE inhibitor.
So I am extremly happy with the results. Couldn't tell you if it's the
result of the ACE inhibitor, pumping, or more likely the combination of both.
I don't think that there would be any reason to start on them unless you
showed a problem, so be sure to get checked for microalbumin with your
Also just found out from a perinatoligist (high risk OB) that ACE inhibitors
can cause problems in pregnancy causing the babies kidneys not to develop
properly, so this is a concern if a pregnancy is in the plans.
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