Sunday, August 23, 2009

Reversal of Proteinuric Renal Disease

I have come across a few articles which claim that proteinuric renal disease (which is what I have) can be halted, and the effects reversed, by taking certain ACE inhibitors or ARBs. These medicines are usually taken to control high blood pressure but are apparently independently beneficial to the kidneys:!224157304

I was taking Cozaar (losartan), an ARB for around 3 months and saw no improvement in kidney function, at least not in my creatinine levels. Maybe one of the other drugs would be beneficial? Time to try and see a nephrologist again (there are only two in my area. The one I've seen didn't inspire confidence, and the other is always out of town).

1 comment:

  1. I have just been told that my kidney function is 25% and I may need dialysis. I would like to know if there is any thing I can do to reverse the the progression of this condition I also have diabetes and coronary artery disease I am 58 years old