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How does Cozaar help with the onset of diabetic kidney disease?

As an angiotensin receptor blocker, Cozaar can be used to help slow the onset of diabetic kidney disease, or nephropathy, in people who suffer from both type 2 diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). In this capacity, it helps stop a particular hormone from causing your blood cells to constrict. The hormone is called angiotensin II. Cozaar allows the vessels to relax, which in turn allows restrictive blood flow to move more normally again and brings down blood pressure.

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