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angiotensin ii blocker medication

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Angiotensin II: Actually no, there is an order to starting blood pressure meds and often people start with a diuretic or a beta blocker. Occasionally, in diabetic pa ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Angiorensin ii is a potent vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory chemical that has effects on vascular endothelium that contribute to atherosclerosis an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
CHF: These are secreted by the body intent on increasing intravascular volume. They can be an appropriate compensatory mechanism when volume is low, or th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Both can: Increase sodium and water retention, but generally aldosterone is more active, present in larger amounts, and maintained at higher levels. I would be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Test: You can measure angiotensin two levels. I would talk to your cardiologist or renal specialist about the need to do this.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Angiotensin II: Angiotensin ii stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce aldosterone which regulates salt and water reabsorption in the kidney. It is a vasoconstricto ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renin levels: If one has a low aldosterone and angiotensin ii, one would expect a high renin level. Renin leads to angiotensin i and ii synthesis. If those levels a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Logic: When u think of disease process in Endoc think of feedback loops and levels. So primary disorder here means the main organ is affected. If adrenals a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Aldosterone: Not really. It depends upon sensitivity of adrenal galnds to angitensin ii.

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