Lisinopril for renal protection

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Four months ago my endocrinologist put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lisinopril</span> 5mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> kidney <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>protection</span>. He would like to increase my dose but cannot because my blood pressure is borderline low as it is. I am really scared about what this all means for the future health of myself and my kidneys. I am interested in any information available abouth the long term implications of this (specifically, the time frame of progression), how commonly this occurs, can it reverse, and any other information/advice.
You can discuss with the doctor to change the lisinopril to telmisartan or losartan which are better molecules <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>protection</span> of the kidneys. Also, if you are diabetic, then the blood sugars need to be controlled well. Avoid ibuprofen as far as possible as it might affect the kidneys as well.
My son has had a lot of dealings with hospitals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> years (he had renal failure at 15, spent 7 years on dialysis and has been transplanted for 2). My son said that it has to be a Consultant who changes the medications/doseage and that is law in this country. At this stage, we do not know who authorised the change in the doseage of Ramipril from 2.5mg to 5mg. Even the nurse didn't know. The nursing staff are fantastic but the doctors really don't seem to have a clue.
I am reposting articles / summaries on the treatment management of chronic HepB. "cajim" located these articles which are quite informative. I thought about putting them on a seaprate Health Page but didn't think it was appropriate since we didn't write them. Let's make this a sort of "Unofficial Research Thread" or "URT" for this type of information. Let's keep this URT free of comments.
If it's an allergy (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me) I think it might be to MSG, if it's an intolerance (again <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me) at the moment I'm thinking it's to very fatty foods. It's always worse when I'm stressing about something. Does any of that apply to you? You can get IBS tabs over the counter (we can here in UK anyway). Or you might want to try testing out foods to see if you are allergic/intolerant. It's a pain to do this (I keep meaning to, but haven't yet).
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