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How Do ACE Inhibitors Help Renal Failure

2013-05-26 10:48

How Do ACE Inhibitors Help Renal FailureCEI inhibitor is commonly used to reduce high blood pressure by renal failure patients. It is the abbreviation of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibitors. Though many kidney failure patients are family with this medicine, seldom of them know how ACE inhibitors help renal failure.

Why ACE inhibitors are used by renal failure patients?

ACE inhibitor is a medication pharmaceutical drug used primarily for the treatment for high blood pressure and weak heart muscle. In cases of renal failure, commonly used ACE inhibitors include

Benazepril, Captopril, Enalapril, Fosinopril, Lisinopril, Perindopril and Quinapril and so on. For renal failure patients, there are several reasons for them to use ACE inhibitors:

1. ACE inhibitors can reduce the workload on the heart. Renal failure is a severe illness condition that cause heart problem easily, so it is necessary to protect heart actively, so as to avoid unnecessary heart problems.

2. ACE inhibitors produce no influence on blood sugar, so for renal failure patients whose kidney problem occur due to Diabetes, ACE inhibitor is the best choice.

3. ACE inhibitors may help to prevent stroke.

How do ACE inhibitors help renal failure?

ACE inhibitors are used to lower blood pressure by renal failure patients. Well then, how do ACE inhibitors work?

Renal failure causes elevation of blood pressure by producing lots of renin which can cause increase of type II angiotension which can shrink blood vessels and cause high blood pressure. ACE inhibitors inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme, thereby reducing the tension of blood vessels and blood volume, thus lowering blood pressure.

For renal failure patients, ACE inhibitors can be used alone or in combination with a diuretic or other medicines. Although it is helpful for protecting residual kidney function, it may cause a series of side effects if used improperly. Therefore, please consult doctors for instructions of ACE inhibitors in advance.

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