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A 38-year-old member asked:

which is better, ace inhibitor vs. arb in layman terms please?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
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
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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 & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. Thats why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
BP Medicine: An ACE inhibitor or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor is a category of medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It blocks the conversion of an enzyme in the renin angiotensin system in the body which raises blood pressure. Common oral medicines in the ACE inhibitor category are enalapril, lisinopril, and ramipril.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What should I do for a tooth ace?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help briefly with the pain, as can an ice pack held against the jaw, or sometimes drinking a hot drink like tea. Problem is, that doesn't correct the underlying cause, which usually something serious like a cavity, an abscess, or a cracked tooth that needs to be treated. See a dentist as soon as you can.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Circulation can be: ...Compromised. If it hurts and/or feels too tight, loosen it.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why would I need a serum ACE measurement?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: I think you mean a HCG test, which is a pregnancy test. I am unaware of any ace test. But maybe someone else nows better than me and can also answer this question.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 57 years experience
ace levels are ordered when you suspect or know someone has Sarcoidosis.It helps diagnose and monitor sarcoidosis.It will be elevated in 50 to 80% of patients who have sarcoidosis.It is not done to rule out prgnancy,and is not hcg test
Jun 9, 2012
Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
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thanks
Jun 10, 2012
Santa Cruz, CA
A 57-year-old female asked:

Which class of hypertension drugs are more likely to cause fatigue -- arb or ace?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Neither: These drugs don't cause fatigue and are equivalent in their efficacy. Arbs, which generally don't cause cough have a side effect profile that is indistinguishable from placebo. Ace-inhibitors cause cough in 10% of users but are available as a generic and very inexpensive for those who don't get the cough.

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