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Doctor insights on: How Do Ace Inhibitors Work

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How do ACE inhibitors work for treatment of Iga nephropathy where a patient already has normal blood pressure?

Ace: Ace inhibitors block the angiotensin converting enzyme. This has an effect on the proximAl tube and glomerulus of your kidney. This benefits your kidney by not losing protein at these parts of the kidney. Good for your condition and diabetics too. ...Read more

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How is it that ACE inhibitors work to lower blood pressure?

How is it that ACE inhibitors work to lower blood pressure?

Blood Pressure: Meds: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin i to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidney, sympathetic tone, aldosterone and ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone) secretion. The inhibition of this conversion decreases blood pressure and wall stress in the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What are ACE inhibitors used for?

What are ACE inhibitors used for?

Heart and kidney: Ace inhibitors are blood pressure medications used for blood pressure treatment. They also have effects independent of the blood pressure effect on the heart, particularly for people with heart failure, and on the kidneys, particulaly for people who have diabetic-induced kidney disease with protein in the urine. ...Read more

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Effect of ACE inhibitors making you feel calmer?

Effect of ACE inhibitors  making you feel calmer?

No: There is a common misconception that calm people don't have hypertension and treating antihypertensives will calm people. Overall that is not the case. There may be one exception.Beta blockers block adrenaline which can make one feel calmer. Acei other antihypertensives usually do not result in people feeling calmer. ...Read more

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What medications are classified as ACE inhibitors?

What medications are classified as ACE inhibitors?

They end in -pril: Look at the generic medication name. If it ends in "pril" it's an ace inhibitor. Common ones: lisinopril, enalapril, captopril, ramipril etc. Their cousins, arbs end in "artan" as in losartan, irbasartan, etc... ...Read more

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What are the distinctions between ACE inhibitors and arbs?

Ace vs arb: They are drugs which block functions at different points in the same pathway. Ace blocks an enzyme and arb blocks a receptor, their effects are similar. It's something like either cutting a wire to a spark plug or damaging the plug itself. Either way you don't get a spark. ...Read more

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Which are better ACE inhibitors or arb's?

They are equal: Both are effective and safe, some people get a dry cough on the ace inhibitors, but otherwise, they are well tolerated. ...Read more