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What is an ACE inhibitor

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What is an ACE inhibitor
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

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An ACE inhibitor is a blood pressure medicine that works on a signaling pathway called the RAAS system

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It blocks one step in this pathway and lowers blood pressure this way

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It also commonly causes cough.

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There are many other choices for blood pressure

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I would recommend a diuretic or a calcium channel blocker

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if you haven't tried one.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
An ACE inhibitor is a blood pressure medicine that works on a signaling pathway called the RAAS system
Dr. Phil, MD : It blocks one step in this pathway and lowers blood pressure this way
Dr. Phil, MD : It also commonly causes cough.
Dr. Phil, MD : There are many other choices for blood pressure
Dr. Phil, MD : I would recommend a diuretic or a calcium channel blocker
Dr. Phil, MD : if you haven't tried one.
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