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67 yrs. Angiotensin 1 converting enzyme (ace) serum 126.7, what should be done? Bad? What does this mean? Life style changes. Medication? Thank you

67 yrs. Angiotensin 1 converting enzyme (ace) serum 126.7, what should be done? Bad? What does this mean? Life style changes. Medication? Thank you

ACE levels: 51 M Notes: 67 yrs angiotensin 1 converting enzyme (ace) serum 126.7, what should be done? Bad? What does this mean? Life style changes. Medication? Thank you
ANS: not enough information to help at this point. Are you 51 or 67? Need to know why it was measured, what meds, other illnesses, & what is normal in that lab. Get this information & will be happy to do 2nd opinion as I specialize in RAAS ...Read more

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An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: angiotensin-1-converting enzyme?

Major BP problems...: Angiotensin-1-converting enzyme converts angiotensi-1 to angiotensin-2, an extremely potent vasoconstrictor, leading to high bp. It is triggered by renin, produced in the kidneys due to low blood flow. The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, or acei's are used to block this, but some still gets converted in the tissue, so we use angiotensin receptor blockers, or arb's. ...Read more

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I have a slightly elevated angiotensin conv. Enzyme the cut off was 53 and I was 64. Does this mean I have sarcoidosis? And is that a fatal illness?

I have a slightly elevated angiotensin conv. Enzyme the cut off was 53 and I was 64. Does this mean I have sarcoidosis? And is that a fatal illness?

See below: Sarcoidosis can be such a mild disorder that no treatment is needed or can be life-threatening. Most of the time simple treatments - not steroids - will control the disease. Workup for underlying causes/mimics is essential. Ace levels are meaningful only related to clinical symptoms. Rheumatologist should provide clarification. ...Read more

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Check your blood glucose 2 hours before and 2 hours after eating
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Patient female 44 years old with angiotensin converting enzyme results show 75 h 9-67 u/l. Autoimmune disease?

Patient female 44 years old with angiotensin converting enzyme results show 75 h 9-67 u/l. Autoimmune disease?

Maybe yes or no: And elevated ace level could suggest sarcoidosis. But this is not diagnostic and sometimes it is elevated and other conditions. Your evaluation will include looking at these options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when bloodwork comes back with low Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - meds are synthroid, hydochlorothiazide, clanazapam & zoloft - balance issues?

What does it mean when bloodwork comes back with low Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - meds are synthroid, hydochlorothiazide, clanazapam & zoloft - balance issues?

Lower ACE levels: Unknown age, gender, ethnicity and past medical history asks; What does it mean when bloodwork comes back with low Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - meds are synthroid, hydochlorothiazide, clanazapam & zoloft - balance issues? ANS: means your ACE level is low. Only ur Dr can interpret it in ur situation however probably looking got Sarcoidosis. More common n AfricanAmericans. Low suggests no Sarcoid ...Read more

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Can you tell me how angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ace)inhibitors modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

ACE I: They modulate stress through decreasing preload and to an extent afterload on the heart. There may also be direct effect on the myocardium but this isn't as well worked out. ...Read more

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Is digoxin gold standard in treating hf and a-fib? Cardiologist of my mom prefers digoxin over angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors.

Is digoxin gold standard in treating hf and a-fib? Cardiologist of my mom prefers digoxin over angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors.

No: I think digoxin therapy should only be considered in patients who continue to have signs and symptoms in spite of proven available other therapies, such as b-blockers, acei/arb's and diuretics. The other area where digoxin may be helpful is af rate control although recent negative data in regards to mortality raise some concerns. ...Read more

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Which one causes more na and h2o reabsotbtion angiotensin II or aldosterone?

Which one causes more na and h2o reabsotbtion angiotensin II or aldosterone?

AII vs aldo and salt: Aldo causes more Na retention and water follows salt.

But depends on circumstances. AII is major drive to aldo production so if AII high get same effect if you don't die form the severe HTN from excess AII.

Both can be counteracted if you eat less salt. I am a specialist in the renin angiotensin aldosterone system and happy to consult with you. ...Read more

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Side effects of angiotensin receptor blockers?

Side effects of angiotensin receptor blockers?

Generally: Well tolerated. Common side effects potentially include: dizziness, low blood pressure, headache, diarrhea, fatigue and elevated potassium to name a few. A serious side effect angioedema (swelling of throat/tongue etc) is relatively uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the primary function for the release of aldosterone and angiotensin ii?

CHF: These are secreted by the body intent on increasing intravascular volume. They can be an appropriate compensatory mechanism when volume is low, or they can aggravate hypertension and chf, when they become excessively secreted. ...Read more

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What is the function of angiotensin?

What is the function of angiotensin?

Physiology: Angiotensin is converted from angiotensinogen and functions to help the body secrete aldosterone (which results in salt and water retention). Angiotensin I converts to angiotensin ii, and angiotensin ii has potent vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory effects on the vasculature. ...Read more

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What test tells the level of angiotensin II in us?

What test tells the level of angiotensin II in us?

Test: You can measure angiotensin two levels. I would talk to your cardiologist or renal specialist about the need to do this. ...Read more

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The function of angiotensin II in your body is what?

The function of angiotensin II in your body is what?

Angiotensin II: Angiotensin ii stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce aldosterone which regulates salt and water reabsorption in the kidney. It is a vasoconstrictor and has effects to drive up BP through both these mechanisms. It potentates sympathetic neural output at the pregnant livonia level. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause for the release of angiotensin ii?

What is the primary cause for the release of angiotensin ii?

Hypertension: Angiorensin ii is a potent vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory chemical that has effects on vascular endothelium that contribute to atherosclerosis and hypertension. In the heart it increases hypertrophy and increases arrhythmic potential. It stimulates aldosterone. It is formed through a chemical conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin ii mediated by sympathetic activation of ace. ...Read more

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Are there any generic angiotensin receptor blockers available, that are cheap?

Are there any generic angiotensin receptor blockers available, that are cheap?

Losartan: Losartan is the only generic angiotensin receptor blocker available at this time. There are however several inexpensive angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors available which generally work as well and would be a good option unless you have side effects such as cough from it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any generic angiotensin receptor blockers available?

Can you tell me if there are any generic angiotensin receptor blockers available?

See below: Angiotensin receptor blockers -- eprosartan (teveten) and Irbesartan (avapro) became available in generic form in 2010. Your pharmacist can provide more up to date information. ...Read more

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If someone was to have low angiotensin II and low aldosterone would you expect to see a lower renin also?

If someone was to have low angiotensin II and low aldosterone would you expect to see a lower renin also?

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 are low and the person is ambulatory, the person's renin would be expected to be high. For a diagram of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system go to this link; http://www. Google. Com/search? Hl=en;site=imghp;tbm=isch;source=hp;biw=2556;bih=1234;q=renin+angiotensin+system;oq=+angiotensin+sy;gs_l=img.1.1.0j0i5l9.576.4679.0.9029.16.9.0.5.5.0.227.974.0j5j1.6.0....0...1ac.1.35.Img. 5.11.985.Luxw_l48srm#fa. ...Read more

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Why does Primary hypoaldosteronism lead to increased renin and Angiotensin II, but secondary hypoaldosteroninim does not?

Why does Primary hypoaldosteronism lead to increased renin and Angiotensin II, but secondary hypoaldosteroninim does not?

Renin-AT II-ALD axis: With primary (1°) hypoaldosteronism, feedback on the renin-angiotensin (AT) II-aldosterone (ALD) axis would cause the kidneys to increase renin and thereby AT II to try ^ adrenal ALD. In 2° hypoaldo, there is usually kidney damage (for example, due to diabetes) which decreases renin and hence AT II (which is produced in response to renin). This causes ALD (which depends on AT II) to v (hence 2°). ...Read more

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What is angiotensin?

What is angiotensin?

peptide hormone: Produced mostly in liver, angiotensin 1 is formed after renin cleaves angiotesinogen. Renin is produced in kidneys. Angiotensin 2 is formed after ace cleaves part of it off. This than causes increased vasomotor tone as well as salt and h20 retention. This is the target for the acei drugs. ...Read more

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How do vasodilators impact the renin-angiotensin system?

Complicated: There are a number of complex interactions and a variety if vasodilators that affect the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and hypertension. Too much to discuss in this space. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to increase angiotensin ii, my body does not produce it despite normal renin, autonomic nerve issue.

Is there anyway to increase angiotensin ii, my body does not produce it despite normal renin, autonomic nerve issue.

Meaningless: If your renin is normal, you don't need any higher angiotensin ii which is an intermediate step in the synthesis of renin. From you posts, it sounds like you might have hypothalamic/pituitary insufficiency - have you seen an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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Aldosterone 161 pmol/l - renin/aldosterone ratio 5 - renin 11.4 ng/l - angiotensin II 8ng/l. I have postural orthostatic tachycarda. Why low angioten?

All connected: I am not an expert on this and you don't mention your lab standards so it is hard to say, but they are all connected to each other to regulate the volume of fluid and salt held or released by your kidney and there for your blood pressure. Too little salt then too little volume of blood and BP drops when you stand. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA 1:640 homogenous nuclear staining. Does this mean scleroderma or lupus? I also have a very slightly elevated angiotensin conv en

I have a positive ANA 1:640 homogenous nuclear staining. Does this mean scleroderma or lupus? I also have a very slightly elevated angiotensin conv en

Depends: No diagnosis can be firmly established with a single blood test even in your case. Bone pain is not the usual manifestation of an autoimmune disease. Why was the test ordered in the first place? If your doctor suspects the presence of an autoimmune disorder, more tests will be needed to pin down the diagnosis. ...Read more