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Re: [IP] kidney function tests



Denise,

I was told by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) that ace inhibitors can 
prevent and often times reverse some levels of kidney disease. Maybe that's 
what happened to you. Whatever you do, make them define the specific numbers 
attached to your albumin tests. No matter how your creatinine looks, the 
albumin tests are what you need to look at because they tell you about 
kidney disease early on. I hope all continues to improve!


From: denise poole <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] kidney function tests
Date: 1 Nov 99 12:03:14 EST

I recently had some kidney function tests done. The creatine clearance(sp),
part came back with strange results. The last time the tests were done, my
clearance numbers were in the 90's, now they are down to 56. My kidney Dr. 
and
Endo say this is strange because the other parts, protein etc,. were not too
bad. I have been on an ace inhibitor for about 2 years now. Has anyone had
experience with anything like this and if so, can you you give me any
information? I am due to repeat the tests in the next couple of months. 
Also,
the Dr cut my captopril dose in half because my blood pressure was too low.
Will this effect the tests even more negatively next time? Thanks for any
info. Denise

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