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Re: [IPk] ACE Inhibitors / Receptor Blockers?



Hi Liam
I've been on Lisinopril - an ACE inhibitor - for around 4 or 5 years now -
ever since they first noticed signs of kidney damage. I don't have any side
effects from it, though for the first couple of weeks I felt quite faint all
the time - except that I get postural hypotension (I feel faint and
everything goes black for a few seconds if I stand up too quickly,
especially when lying or crouching down). I was also told that ACE
inhibitors were thought to have some protective effect on the eyes (I hvae
proliferative retinopathy) but that that is not proven, so they won't
prescribe it normally unless you have kidney damage. ACE inhibitors are
actually BP lowering drugs, and people with kidney/ eye problems tend to
have high BP. However, I have always had low BP, and theoretically they
don't lower your BP unless you have high BP, if you see what I mean.
Di

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liam Bateman" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 1:49 PM
Subject: [IPk] ACE Inhibitors / Receptor Blockers?


> Hi,
>
> I was wondering if anyone was using ACE Inhibitors or Receptor Blockers to
protect their kidneys?
>
> In the UK they are only given to diabetic patients who are have damage to
their kidneys.
>
> When you get a high bg, it increases your blood pressure, this then
damages your kidneys.
>
> I've had a some trouble with my kidneys, my diabetes specialist told me
they don't prescribe them untill there is something wrong - DOH!
> I've been told by my contacts in Sweden that I would already be precsribed
ACE Inhibitors or Receptor Blockers to regulate my blood pressure and
protect my kidneys.
>
> I've been finding out about them , they can have some pretty horrible side
effects (ACE Inhibitors), Receptor Blockers are prescribed if people have
side effects from ACE Inhibitors. I was recommended a brand name Receptor
Blocker called "Cozaar".
>
> Regards, Liam
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