Medical News Summary: High blood pressure drugs slow kidney damage in diabetics


About: High blood pressure drugs slow kidney damage in diabetics
Date: 3 November 2004
Source: CNW - Telbec
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by CNW - Telbec): Research findings indicate that a high blood pressure drug, Telmisartan, can hinder the development of kidney disease in hypertensive type 2 diabetics. Telminisartan and Enalapril were equally effective in preventing kidney decline. It is estimated that almost half of the 40% of Canadians aged 18-74 who have high blood pressure are unaware of their condition. High blood pressure can result in heart attack and stroke, kidney disease. The Canadian Diabetes Association estimates that 90% of diabetics have type 2 and 80% of all diabetics will die from cardiovascular disease.
Related Disease Topics: Type 2 diabetes, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Heart attack, Stroke, Kidney disease, Hypertension

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