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

I have been on Prinivil 10 mg for a couple of years now.  My BP's were 
always good, but my MD advised this as a preventative measure.  I have had 
no negative side effects to this point in time.


At 00:51 7/7/01, you wrote:
> > 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 :)
>I was just started on Prinivil and my Bp is very normal.  My Dr's.
>reason?   ACE's are also vasodilators and have been shown to reduce
>incidence of congestive heart disease.  Strictly a preventative. YMMV
> > -----Original Message-----
> > 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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