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RE: [IP] Anyone taking a low-dose ACE to PREVENT kidney damage -- as opposed to stopping further damage??



I had the pleasure of talking with some of the top NIH diabetes researchers
a couple weeks ago, and asked that very question.  The response was a firm
"absolutely not".  They said that ace inhibitors have not been proven to
prevent kidney disease; they are only effective in stopping (and possibly
reversing) damage once it has begun to occur.  The doctor cautioned me that
as with any medicine, ace inhibitors have side effects, and it's best not to
expose yourself to that possibility for no reason.
Has anyone been told differently?
Erin :)


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Ray and Marcy
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 4:52 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Anyone taking a low-dose ACE to PREVENT kidney damage --
as opposed to stopping further damage??


I know that it is common to take if you have kidney damage already.  BUT, I
was just wondering if there is anyone who takes it as a precautionary
measure (not because of high blood pressure, or kidney problems).
Thanks,
Marcy
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