"Using Blood Pressure Meds to Treat Kidney Disease"

Antihypertensives delayed the need for dialysis in some advanced kidney disease patients

(dailyRx News) People with advanced kidney disease sometimes must undergo dialysis, during which waste is filtered from the blood. Certain drugs may delay the need for dialysis. A recent study tested ACEIs and ARBs, two drugs used to lower blood pressure, on patients with advanced kidney disease.

They found that the patients who took the drugs were less likely to need dialysis or die during the follow-up period. The authors of the study suggested that ACEI/ARB therapy may be an effective treatment for some kidney disease patients.

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