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A 26-year-old female asked:

can ace inhibitor/arbs safely used to control microscopic proteinuria in a 60 yo m type2dm (20yr)with single kidney (normotensive)?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, ace inhibitors slow the progression of kidney disease and spilling of protein in the urine. This is common knowledge and you should be on one if you are diabetic even if you have not protien in the urine.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Proteinuria: You can use either an ace-i or arb to control proteinuria.Make sure your physician puts you on the maximum dose of either, as proteinuria is reduced directly related to the dose of the ace-i or arb being prescribed. Good luck.

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