Lisinopril, a medication used to treat hypertension, generally known as high blood pressure, does not work as well for black individuals as it does for white people.
If you are black and taking Lisinopril to treat hypertension, it is extremely important that you read the following information very carefully. Continue reading if you believe that you or someone you know fits this description.
After reading about it earlier in the day on Facebook, I decided to conduct my own investigation into the topic to find out more information about it. I was quite aback to see that the effects of lisinopril on persons of African ancestry have been the subject of studies, articles, and even in-depth discussion in peer-reviewed medical journals. The use of the medication lisinopril has been linked to the development of angioedema in a sizeable population of black people, which is a potentially fatal condition.
Inflammation can occur everywhere on the body in a person who has angioedema, including the face, lips, mouth, tongue, and even the back of the neck (which is what can kill you). They are not letting black people know about the potentially fatal effects that lisinopril could have on their bodies. This is being done intentionally. It is strongly suggested that you discuss this matter with either your primary care physician or your local pharmacy.
I went to the website of the National Library of Medicine (which is supplied below) in order to search for research on black people, namely African-Americans in comparison to individuals who are not African-Americans and Africans in comparison to people who are not from Africa. The findings did not in any way provide conclusive evidence.
According to a study that was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, therapy regimens that are based on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may not improve cardiovascular outcomes in black patients with hypertension to the same extent that they do in white individuals.
Although ACE inhibitors are commonly prescribed to hypertensive patients in order to lower blood pressure, previous research from randomized, controlled clinical trials suggested that ACE inhibitor-based therapy regimens may not produce the same effects in black people. This is despite the fact that ACE inhibitors are typically prescribed to hypertensive patients in order to lower blood pressure. In spite of the fact that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors remain the gold standard for treating hypertensive patients looking to lower their blood pressure, this is nonetheless the case.
The treatment of hypertension in people of African descent is not the same as the treatment for people of any other ethnicity. This fact alone demonstrates this point.
Angioedema is a potentially fatal side effect that is uncommon in the general population but more common in people of African or Afro-Caribbean descent. This is because people of African or Afro-Caribbean descent have a higher risk of developing the condition. These adverse effects are brought on by medications known as ACE inhibitors.
Why, then, do physicians still advise this drug to their patients, and why do pharmacists continue to sell it to people of color? If it had been discovered that people who were not African Americans or Blacks experienced these symptoms, then I believe that a greater degree of attention would have been paid to the treatment. My opinion is that this is the case.
If you or a member of your family are currently taking this medication to treat hypertension, and you are black, it is strongly recommended that you seek the advice of a different specialist who can recommend an alternative course of therapy. If you or a member of your family are currently taking this medication, it is possible that it could increase the risk of death from hypertension.
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