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Kidney Diseases

Microalbumin

06/23/2009

Question:

Am having a 24 hour urine test because the urinalysis showed 10 on protein and 50 on creatinine. Everything else in test was negative. The alb cre ratio showed abnormal. I am diabetic, high b.p. and cholesterol - all is under control. My question is are there medicines for microalbumin besides ACE inhibitors? I am taking lisinopril which is an ACE inhibitor, but wondered if there are other meds besides dialysis etc. for this condition. Thanks

Answer:

The most important factors are good bp control and good sugar control. ACE-inhibitors are part of the management. Set reasonable goals with your doctor. There is no magic bullet!

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University