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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)

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  • angiotensin converting enzyme (ace)

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    The Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) test helps to diagnose and monitor the condition sarcoidosis. It helps to differentiate sarcoidosis from other conditions causing similar symptoms. The Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) test is done: • In case of granulomas causing small bumps under the skin • In case of symptoms suggestive of sarcoidosis such as a lingering cough, red water eyes • To monitor the ongoing treatment for sarcoidosis

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to form a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. After cleaning, the needle is inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The function of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) is to regulate the blood pressure. Increased levels of ACE are seen in cases of sarcoidosis.
    Sarcoidosis is a disease that comprises of growth of very small collections of inflammatory cells that can occur in any body part. The most common location include lungs and lymph nodes. It can also have affect on other body organs such as the skin, heart, and eyes.
    The general symptoms of Sarcoidosis include fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, pain, and swelling in joints.
    The symptoms that occur if the lungs are affected by Sarcoidosis include shortness of breath, persistent dry cough, wheezing, and chest pain.
    The symptoms that are seen in eyes affected by Sarcoidosis include pain in the eyes, blurred vision, burning, itching, or dry eyes, severe redness in eyes, and sensitivity to light.
    The symptoms that occur if the heart is affected by Sarcoidiosis include pain in the chest, shortness of breath, fainting, fatigue, irregular heartbeats, rapid or fluttering heart beat, and swelling caused by excess fluid.
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