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is avapro an ace inhibitor

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Blood Pressure Treat: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin i to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidn ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
ACE inhibitor: inhibits the conversion of Anigotensin I to II. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Both effective: Similar effectiveness. Ace inhibitor has a higher incidence of a nuisance cough as a side effect. If this happens you might try an arb.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Amer heart assoc recommends both. If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atenolol: Atenolol is a beta blocker not an ace inhibitor.
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
ACE or BB: No it is a BB. Happy to do 2nd opinion as specialize in high blood pressure for over 50 years.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lisinopril choices: Lisinopril is a member of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It not only reduces blood pressure, it also reduces proteinuria. The most common adver ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Several: There are several alternatives. It is a good drug generally.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Differences: Diuretics increase urination where as ace inhibitors decrease BP & reduce proteinuria if present but do not increase urination.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Any, if tolerated: Ace inhibitors are a cornerstone of almost any hypertensive patient, especially if a patient has diabetes or heart failure. Monitoring of kidney test ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Membranous nephritis: The answer to your question is too long to explain here. This link lists the most current therapies for membranous glomerulonephritis (mg): http://ww ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It's possible to have a normal ACE level and still have sarcoidosis. Just like it's possible to have an elevated ACE level and not have sarcoidosis. ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
Same as short-term: Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer. Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e ... Read More
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