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Patrick Ireland

My name is Patrick Ireland, living in the Philippines with my wife and two daughters. I have been studying the web for over a decade. Now that I am 60 years old, I am starting to apply some of the knowledge that I have gained. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning." -Einstein.

Nephritic Syndrome. What Is It?

  Nephritic syndrome is condition characterized by disorders that cause swelling or inflammation to occur in the kidney. More specifically, these disorders cause internal kidney structures such as the glomeruli to be inflamed. This condition is a type of glomerulonephritis and is generally caused by an immune response that occurs …

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Nephrotic Syndrome, Understanding The Disease

  Nephrotic syndrome is a type of kidney condition, which is characterized by a group of symptoms. These symptoms include more than 3.5 grams per day of protein in the urine, low blood protein levels, high triglyceride levels, edema and high cholesterol levels. A variety of disorders cause this condition …

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Oat Beta Glucan. How It Improves Your Health

    Oat beta glucan is something you may have heard of if you’re looking for treatment options for kidney disease. It’s a soluble fiber. It’s comprised of mixed linkage polysaccharides and sometimes called mixed linkage beat D glucan. This simply means that this type of oat is soluble, which …

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Protein In Urine. Should I be Concerned?

    Protein in urine is an important indication to doctors that something may be wrong with the way your kidneys are functioning. In short, high levels of protein can indicate that you may have kidney disease or another type of serious medical condition. Doctors will learn of the presence …

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Renal Failure What It Means To You

      Renal failure is a type of kidney disease that occurs suddenly. It’s much different than chronic kidney disease, which takes months, if not years to progressively worsen. Throughout the time, the kidneys are functioning less and less. With sudden kidney failure, something has brought on the sudden …

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Chronic Renal Disease

What is this Kidney Disease? Chronic renal disease is simply another name for the chronic condition in which the kidneys slowly loose function. In general, this condition will get progressively worse. According to the National Institute of Health, about two out of every 1000 people in the United States have …

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What It Is and What It Means to You Arteriosclerosis is a medical condition in which there’s a buildup of fat in the arteries on your body, and on the artery walls. When this occurs, the arteries, which are generally very flexible and elastic, become stiffer. Over time, this can …

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About Us

  My name is Patrick. I’m the developer of this website. Three years ago I had a routine blood test that revealed that I had lower than normal function in my kidneys. I went through a period of time where doctors placed me on chemical medications to control cholesterol, high …

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Get Help For Kidney Disease: Learn What You Need to Know Now

Finding help for kidney disease starts with working with your doctor to understand the underlying cause of your condition. This type of illness comes with a lot of things to learn, including what causes it, what types of kidney disease there are and how to treat them. Each case is …

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30 Trillion Reasons to Be Grateful: An Ode to the Awesome Human Body


“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?” ~Michelangelo

“Stop hunching! Stand up straight!” …

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