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Lisinopril African Americans
Yes: Besides the usual recommendations by the jnc7 (joint national committee), and possible the upcoming jnc8 (jnc2013) that ace inhibitors are effect as monotherapy for hypertension (especially in the appropriate clinical settings) there are some studies that suggest that ace inhibitors, such as ramipril, are an effective agent for the treatment of hypertension in african americans. ...Read more
Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more
Genetic: It's genetically determined for them to be prone to hypertension than other races. Why? - no good answer to this question. Unfortunately, hypertension is not the only disease aa are more susceptible to than other races. ...Read more
Recessive gene: Inheritance follows 2 basic patterns. Dominant occurs when one of a double gene pair dominates the other & produces the outcome. In this case brown eyes. Blue eyes requires both eye color genes be blue.Any ethnic group including asians & afro americans could have blue eyes if it entered the gene pool somewhere up the line. It could pass in many generations of brown eyed parents before expression. ...Read more
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Several reasons: Known and unknown , afro americans has higher incidence of hypertension , all the complications from it , due to environmental , intolerance to salt (na) , genetic abnormalities especially in myh 9 region in chromosome 22 , found to have higher levels of grow hormone tgf 81 (transforming growth factor ) many yet to be discovered factors , aggressive early treatment is very important to prevent co. ...Read more
I know of no studies: that suggests pork is bad for African American males. In genera, be sure that the pork is well-cooked. If you are over-weight please take appropriate action w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See this at CDC.GOV: Us data shows blacks and hispanic groups have higher rates than caucasians http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/dsobesityadults/but that is a very limited global view. Pima indians and aboriginals have high rates, also certian pacific islanders. ...Read more
Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?
Age 84 female, india
Systolic and diastolic blood pressure is 190/100.
Presribed drugs are: amlodipine5mg & telmisartan IP80mg
Recheck bp: Give at least 2weeks on the medicine and recheck bp may need adjustments if still high after 2weeks ...Read more
Congenital: Many cultures have an increased risk of various diseases due to marriage within the family. The more such sharing of the gene pool occurs with closely related people the more of a chance that the gene expression will become dominant. This is also true in some religions such as Judaism. ...Read more
Taking Benicar (olmesartan) /HCT VS Spironolctone .Are they equivalent in lowering or controlling blood pressure.Any advantiage of Benicar (olmesartan) over just Spironolacton?
I was told that calcium blockers are ineffective against diabetes in African Americans. Is this true?
Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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