Amazing Kidney Disease Facts

October 2nd, 2013

The kidneys are essential organs, performing a number of very important functions in our body. They are what can be termed as complicated machines that help keep our blood chemically balanced and clean at the same time.

Kidney disease is a condition characterized by a steady loss of kidney functionality over time. Here are some amazing kidney disease facts you need to know:

• The frequency of kidney failure (chronic kidney disease) has doubled in the last two decades.
• It is projected that presently, there are over one million people worldwide who are living on dialysis or with a functioning graft.
• Hypertension is also associated with kidney disease. Global increase for hypertension has also doubled in the last decade. Asians are more likely to have this condition in comparison to the white and black population.
• Of the recorded kidney diseases, 66% occur as a result of diabetes or hypertension.
• There are approximately 8 million people suffering from kidney disease in India alone.
• It is estimated that there are close to 11-30 million people suffering from chronic or other kidney disease associated conditions in the USA.
• In the United States, the cost of treating patients with renal replacements therapy will be $ 38 million dollars by the 2014. It is predicted that more than 500,000 patients will be in need of treatment.
• In India only 10% of patients who suffer from kidney disease are able to afford treatment.
• A change in lifestyle behavior like quitting smoking and regular exercise routines can help reduces the severity of infection.
• Kidney disease is reversible if detected early enough.
• 10% of people attending general practice have kidney disease and don’t know.
• 45% of people over 75 years have indications of possible kidney failure.
• People with kidney disease have a 2 to 3 fold greater risk of cardiac death than people without kidney disease.
• For people with chronic kidney disease, the risk of dying from cardiovascular reasons is 20 times greater than the risk of requiring dialysis or a kidney transplantation.
• In Australia, close to 900 kidney transplants were performed in 2011.
• Glomerural Filtration Rate (GFR) is the best test to assess kidney functionality.
• Persistent proteinuria (protein in the urine) is a huge indicator of chronic kidney disease.
• Three simple tests can help detect kidney disease. These are; blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine.
• Dialysis is not a cure for kidney disease. It is just a life saving process and can be strenuous, expensive and comes with strict dietary and lifestyle restrictions.
• Unless patients of kidney failure are treated urgently, they can die in a matter of days due the accumulation of toxins and fluids in the body.
• About one third of transplanted kidneys come from living relatives and about two thirds come from someone who passed on recently

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These amazing facts pertaining to kidney disease will go a long way in shedding light and demystifying kidney disease altogether.

 

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A Positive attitude can change the world about You

January 8th, 2011

The Powers of a Positive Attitude

I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative?

Now let’s say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would be able to tell you what’s on your mind?

The answer to number one is up to you. But, the answer number two can be pretty generic. Although people will not be able to tell you exactly what you think, they will more or less have an idea of how you are feeling.

Here’s another question. When you enter a party filled with friends, do they all fall silent as if something terrible had happened? Or does everybody there perk up as if waiting for something exciting to happen?

You know what? The answer to all these depends on your frame of mind.

Thoughts are very powerful. They affect your general attitude. The attitude you carry reflects on your appearance, too – unless, of course, you are a great actor.

And it doesn’t end there. Your attitude can also affect people around you.

The type of attitude you carry depends on you. It can be either positive or negative.

Positive thoughts have a filling effect. They are admittedly invigorating. Plus, the people around the person carrying positive thoughts are usually energized by this type of attitude.

Negative thoughts on the other hand have a sapping effect on other people. Aside from making you look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts can turn a festive gathering into a funeral wake.

A positive attitude attracts people, while a negative attitude repels them. People tend to shy away from those who carry a negative attitude.

We can also define attitude as the way of looking at the world. If you choose to focus on the negative things in the world, more or less you have a negative attitude brewing up. However, if you choose to focus on the positive things, you are more likely carry a positive attitude.

You have much to gain from a very positive attitude. For one, studies have shown that a positive attitude promotes better health. Those with this kind of attitude also have more friends. projecting a positive attitude also helps one to handle stress and problems better than those who have a negative attitude.

A positive attitude begins with a healthy self-image. If you will love the way you are and are satisfied, confident, and self-assured, you also make others are around feel the same way.

A negative attitude, on the other hand, has, of course, an opposite effect. So, carrying a negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about yourself, and you make others feel the same way.

If you want to have a positive attitude, you have to feature healthy thoughts. This is probably very hard to do nowadays since, all around us, the media feeds us nothing but negative thoughts. A study shows that for every 14 things a parent says to his or her child, only one is positive. This is truly a saddening thought.

If you want a healthier outlook in life, you need to think happy thoughts, and you have to hear positive things as well. So, what can you do? Well, for starters, you could see a funny movie, you could play with children, spend some time telling jokes with friends. All these activities fill you with positive stimuli, which in turn promotes positive attitude.

Although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, you can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the positive things in life.

And this positive attitude you now carry can be of benefit to other people. Sometimes when other people feel down, the thing people mostly do is try to give them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without even having to say anything.

If positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead? One who carries a negative attitude may be actually sending a signal for attention. Before you get me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy either. There is a time to mourn.

As always, if you are beset by troubles, even in your darkest hour, focus on the good things in life, you will always have hope. Problems become something you can overcome.

You do not have much to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. Studies show that such an attitude actually retards aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop a better stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day. So, what’s not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

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Can You Think Of A Better Way To Start your Day

November 14th, 2010

Review of Peak Confidence

September 28th, 2010

There are probably hundreds of confidence building products out there on the internet today, yet it’s hard finding one that addresses every important issue there is to know about building confidence effectively. Some may assure you that building confidence is as easy as following a 3-step program, others may claim to have you confident and raring to go within 3 days.

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The fact is, a lot of these products often use the same old techniques that have been mentioned for decades. They don’t have anything new to offer, and for someone who might have read it all, tried it all, and still failed in their confidence building efforts, it can be quite disheartening.

The first time I stumbled upon Peak Confidence, I thought it may have been one of those rehashed confidence building books that weren’t worth another second of my time. But having read the free report provided, I thought that it provided an interesting perspective on confidence building, and the visualization techniques in the report were quite enlightening.

I was convinced by the free report to give Peak Confidence a go. After all, if the free report contained such impressive techniques, how could the entire course not be worth a try?

And you know what? I was glad I did.

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What I like about Peak Confidence is that it uses techniques and language that is simple to understand and follow. Some guides tend to get too technical, and relating to them can be a real pain. Peak Confidence is a comprehensive guide, yet an easy read. True, a small portion of the main eBook mentions common concepts often seen in other confidence building books, but that’s a given considering you only have limited ways of going about it.

What impressed me however was the “meat” of the entire guide, more specifically Chapter 5, which speaks about how exactly you’re able to build confidence more effectively. Most other guides will hype ways on how you can build confidence fast, but these “quick-fixes” rarely tend to have long lasting effects.

Peak Confidence tells you the steps you need to take in order for you to achieve your maximum level of confidence (hence the name Peak Confidence, of course), and how you can maintain that level of confidence for the long run. From using positive talk as affirmations to keeping oneself physically fit, Peak Confidence addresses possibly every issue there is to consider when trying to instill and maintain a high level of confidence.

The full package includes a Workbook, an additional self-esteem manual, and a confidence booster software that runs on your computer. The Workbook acts as a measuring stick for your confidence building efforts, and you can use it to determine just how far you’ve come along in your journey.

The self-esteem manual (entitled The Easy Guide To Building Self-Esteem) goes hand in hand with your main Peak Confidence guide. It is a guide that details the importance of having a great sense of self-worth, and the techniques listed within the chapters of this eBook are certainly some of the more impressive ones I’ve read in a while.

The chapter that I particularly love was the one addressing the fact that we don’t always have to apologize for our actions, particularly for our successes. Some people tend to find success a guilty pleasure, and always second guess themselves and the fruits of their hard labor, especially if confronted by envious, less successful individuals who aren’t lacking in choice words. This particular chapter tells you that it’s quite alright for you to rest on your laurels, and that if you worked hard for it you deserve every right to do so.

The last bonus is the Confidence Booster Extreme software, which is based on the proprietary subliminal messaging technology from Greg Frost. What the software does is that when run, it flashes subliminal affirmations on your screen, and it aims to embed these positive messages into your brain. It’s a complex, involved way of tricking the subconscious into a state of unwavering confidence, and in essence your mind is reprogrammed into eliminating and overcoming your deep-seated issues with confidence.

 
It’s a great package that should be worth at least a hundred dollars considering how potentially life-changing it can be, but at $17.95 it’s undoubtedly a steal. Most of the techniques contained within the guides (the main and bonuses) are indeed unique, and I dare say revolutionary, because I haven’t read anything that comes close to the effectiveness of Peak Confidence.

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Is Being Positive Damaging Your Brain?

July 22nd, 2010

Well is it?, how do you feel?, you wake up each morning and feel that positive energy rushing through your body, nothing can stop you from achieving your goals today, until, the boss says NO, your stuck in traffic and miss your appointment, you didn’t get that promotion but I was the best and the most positive of all the candidates.

TELL ME, did you still feel positive, did you still go away from that meeting feeling positive?

TELL ME, how hard is it  to feel positive all the time. TELL ME, what your feeling.

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How to Correct Negative Thinking

May 7th, 2010

How to Correct Negative Thinking

One of the biggest benefits about personal development comes from  learning techniques that identify faults in our reasoning . Thinking errors are slips in our thinking that everyone makes from time to time. Thinking errors can lead us to get the wrong end of the stick, to over dramatise a situation, to blow things way out of proportion, or distort the facts. However, if we are aware this happens, we have a chance to correct this line of reasoning.

To err on the side of caution is a definite human behavioural characteristic. By understanding the most common, typical thinking errors we experience as human being, we can identify and respond to them in a proactive fashion.
 
Thoughs, attitudes and beliefs all play a major role in shaping the framework to our thinking patterns. In addition, they are also have a big effect on the way we interpret the world around us and how we feel. So, if you are feeling really low, chances are you are thinking in a negative way all the time; even though this may not be your intention.
One of the most common errors of thought is catastrophizing, which means taking a small event and imagining it to be far worse than it actually is, this can lead to many unfortunate people misinterpreting a simple mistake into a massive event. Alternatively, it can involve blowing an unexplained event into to a massive negative event.
 
We can stop making mountains out of molehills by recognising catastrophic thinking for what it is – just thoughts. When you start thinking in this way, you can stop yourself by putting things into perspective. If, for example, you get het up at the thought of doing something a little embarrassing, remind yourself that it is just a little embarrassing not the end of the world! Putting things into perspective means to consider less terrifying explanations for things. What other reasons are there that might explain something other than the worst case scenario?  You should weigh up all existing evidence before jumping to hasty conclusions. Try to focus on what you can do to cope with the situation instead of thinking wildly about stuff.

Another common mode of faulty thinking is the all-or-nothing   approach some people take to life. If you view the world only in black and white terms  you are unable to see any of the grey area, which can lead to extreme emotions and behaviour. It is not sensible to think you can only ever love or hate something or something is either perfect or a disaster. To correct this type of thinking, we need to start thinking in degrees instead of extremes. You need to realise that you cannot get through life without making mistakes.
All or nothing thinking can destroy goal-orientated thinking, so cut it out! All or nothing thinking can lead us into giving up on something because are standards are set unrealistically high to begin with. Remember that nothing in life is that cut and dry.

Predicting negative events is a common error made by individuals who think too much about things. A lot of people make predictions of bad things happening to them for no rational reason what so ever. The downside to this is that it can lead to people becoming timid and risk averse.  Learning to live experimentally by taking the odd calculated risk is what makes keeps life interesting. A lot of the reasons behind this type of thinking stem from the faulty belief that because something bad happened once it will happen again. Resist the temptation to think in this way by reminding yourself that not all situations are exactly the same.

When it comes to dealing with people, a lot of us suddenly become experts on mind reading. The tendency here is to presume that you know people better than they know themselves. This pattern of thinking tends to mean that people start becoming paranoid about what someone is thinking about them all the time.

You can never know with  complete certainty what someone is thinking , so stand back from any negative assumptions you have formed. Think of alternative reasons for what you are seeing; consider that your assumptions may be wrong; get more information about a situation before you act and avoid making a hasty judgment.

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The ONE thing you must do this weekend all it takes is 37 minutes

March 27th, 2010

What would you say if I told you that all it took was 37 minutes of your time to completely change (for the better) your level of wealth and abundance?

You might find it hard to believe… and I can understand why.

But… give Brian Wong 37 minutes of your time and he’ll convince you with 100% mathematical certainty that this IS possible.

In his exclusive webinar that happened on Thursday evening, Brian revealed the EXACT 5-step formula he followed to create endless wealth in his life and how you can do it too.

The replay is still up but not for much longer. If there is ONE thing you commit to doing this weekend, make sure it’s this.

Watch the webinar here while you can.

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The equation is so simple and easy to follow that I know you can start replicating it in your life TODAY.

If someone told you that all it took was 37 minutes of your time for a lifetime of change, why wouldn’t you at least give it a try?

Learn the equation here.

 

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Are You Frustrated The Law of Attraction is Not Working For You Especially in the Area of Attracting Money?

March 22nd, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I seem to get the feeling that people are generally frustrated the Law of Attraction is not working consistently for them, ESPECIALLY in the area of wealth.

Sure, people have used the Law of Attraction to help them in many areas of life, from love and relationships to career to health. But wealth seems to be the area of priority for most people, and ironically, it also seems to be the area most people find least success in. It almost feels like there’s a correlation…

I’m curious to see if I’ve somehow hit the nail on the head with this observed correlation, so I’ll be interested to know on a scale of 1-10, how much focus have you put into expanding your wealth by using the Law of Attraction? And, on a scale of 1-10, how successful have you been with the Law of Attraction to attract money into your life?

Just let me know in the comments. Cheers.

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Do You Have The Right Mind Set?

March 16th, 2010

Why is it some people seem to succeed while others seem to struggle? Well I think I can give you the answer, whatever you do in life or want to achieve you must, and I’ll repeat that, You Must, have the right mind set.

You know it’s really not that difficult to get and maintain the right mind set. I know the following is going to have you groaning and rushing for you mouse, But Wait..think for a while, you know in your heart of hearts its true, You must start thinking in a positive way, and set positive goals. No one but no one likes to write down goals, but I believe if you set your long term goals and then break them down into small actionable items ones that you can achieve whilst working towards your ultimate goal you’ll feel better and will be taking action and achieving.

You could set your weekly and monthly goals and then you break them down into daily ones, write them down just short bullet points on stick ups and stick them around the house, this will keep your mind on the right track as you see them.

Don’t give up, plan your day, your week, your month, your year, why not, I bet right now you’ve planned your holiday or made plans for a birthday party so why not your life. You know what, it took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts to produce the light bulb.. now if that doesn’t teach you to keep on trying take action and you Will succeed.

The thoughts that we think and the actions we take will dictate our lives for either better or worse, the thoughts we think the images we visualize and the actions we take are the three things that affect our lives.

Positive thoughts in……..Positive results out.               Negative thoughts in……..Negative results out.

Try it I bet after a while it becomes second nature, but and there’s a big BUT, go back to thinking negatively and your life will be filled with… well you work it out :-)

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How to Become More Adaptive

December 2nd, 2009

Today I want to talk about the concept of change. And how important it is in your personal growth goals. It’s in the nature of human beings to be ever-changing people. Even if you sat down today and drew a list of all the things you are and know it’ll be wrong by tomorrow. This is because each day you change a little, age very slightly and gather new experiences.

Why then are so many people frightened by the idea of change?  Why are so many of us nostalgic for the past?  Perhaps one of the reasons for this is due to a fear of the unknown? In order to get over any fears you might have about change, you need to consider yourself to be a work in progress. Every skill you acquire or interest you develop produces a change within you. The best way to react in this situation is to hold a flexible attitude to life. Even if you are experiencing something negative, something challenging, or something mundane, you will develop and grow accordingly.

However, there are always going to be something’s you can’t change about yourself. Sometimes you can improve a little, but sometimes you can’t change at all. If you are a fully grown adult and five feet tall, you are unlikely to make yourself 6 foot through determination to change alone. Keep your goals realistic by recognising in which areas you can become more adaptive and reflexive. Living happily is about accepting your limitations without putting yourself down for them. Part of the process of change is to make mistakes. Human beings are far from being infallible, Part of the process of learning as human being is to make mistakes and learn from them. The more we learn from our mistakes the more we learn about who we are as people. Whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. It is essential that we become more forgiving of ourselves if we want to remain adaptive.

 Becoming hung up over the past will only serve to make us less resilient in the face of trouble. Incorporating self-accepting beliefs into your life can really make a difference in your life. A very good reason why they are so helpful is because the encourage correction not admonishment. When you have self-accepting beliefs you become encouraged to address shortcomings without being negative about them. When problems occur or you behave poorly, you can experience appropriate and proportionate negative emotions. In general, people are better problem solvers when they are not emotionally distressed! Do you know anyone who is entirely perfect?

If you have only conditional self-belief, you believe that you stop being worthwhile if you fail to meet a very narrow set of conditions. Placing extreme restrictions on yourself will be counterproductive in the end. It is far better to be honest and openminded. Remember, just because you prefer to behave in a certain way doesn’t mean you that you must behave in a certain way. Nor, does your failure to act in that way make you somehow inferior. Instead, this ‘failure’ supports the idea that you’re a fallible human capable of behaving in differing ways at various times. In essence, failure is sign of your uniqueness as a human being. Learn the lesson from it and move on.

You should become more than a product of success and failure, for being adaptive means loving learning. Becoming comfortable with yourself is essential for adapting to change and countering the negative aspects of life. You need to be able to forgive yourself for the mistakes you make in your life as part of the process of benefiting from change. Learn to judge not from your mistakes, but from your triumphs. After all isn’t a mistake just a side effect of learning? It is through this process that you become a vibrant and unique individual. Taking change seriously does not mean you have to take yourself too seriously though. Accepting your shortcomings, and learning to laugh at yourself, will do you far more good than dwelling on the past. However, do not fall in to the trap of thinking you are who you are and that’s the end of it ; if you overstep the mark in your behaviour, then you cannot just accept that and move on.

Becoming more adaptive is a process of both a willingness and acceptance of embracing change. Your Positive Mind

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