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thanks diana,i am going to look on the net for the names youve given me and i can prob get it
straight from there now i know the terms .that was a great help thank you ver so much.

sharon

wendy,
im on .10 of zestril,i hope to go in a couple months for another test since being on the pump,i
pray it hasnt gotten worse and maybe i can stretch out the end for a while.keep me posted ok?
and i'll keep you posted.my org #'s werent too good.

sharon

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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 14:33:38 +0100
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IPk] retinopathy



 Nephropathy is the kidneys.
 I have a very good article about kidney disease from somewhere - uf you
want I'll send it to you privately (it's quite long).
 Basically, from what I remember, 
small amounts of protein in the urine is microalbuminuria (which is what I
have), the next stage where you have larger amounts is proteinuria which 
is also called macroalbuminuria.
That sounds like what you have.
The following stage is called ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease) which is where
the kidneys pack up altogether, and you either need dialysis or a
transplant.
Let me know if you want the article.
Di


Di,

I have microalbuminuria and would like a copy of the article as above.
Would you mind sending it to me please.
I have been given ACE Inhibitors to control the pressure in my kidneys,
which seems to be working OK.
I didn't realise that the condition gets worse and worse until a transplant
is required.  I assumed that I was OK taking the ACE Inhibitors.  My doctor
did say that I would be taking them forever but he didn't mention my kidneys
getting any worse.
The article should help.

WENDY

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