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Angiotensin 1 Converting Enzyme
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACE-I: read this: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/108/3/e16.fullGet a more detailed answer ›
Patient female 44 years old with angiotensin converting enzyme results show 75 h 9-67 u/l. Autoimmune disease?
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Test: You can measure angiotensin two levels. I would talk to your cardiologist or renal specialist about the need to do this. ...Read more
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
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
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
None: Not yet. There are none available in the USA. ...Read more
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