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Although it manifests in the kidneys, most scientific studies have found that the cause of this serious kidney disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract. As the disease progresses, up to 50% of patients end up at risk of developing end-stage kidney disease and possible dialysis within 10 to 20 years.

The challenge with IgA nephropathy is that most patients don’t actually know they have the disease, and most are diagnosed by chance. Currently, there are no approved treatment options, and everybody in this disease advances at a different level.

There is a significant unmet need in the treatments offered to patients and a need to target therapies at the very beginning of the disease, which is the production of abnormal IgA. The Balancing Act met with nephrologist Jonathan Barratt of the University of Leicester in the UK to learn more. Plus, we meet with a patient, John, whose diagnosis came as shock but is working to help others through his work at the IgA Nephropathy Foundation.

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Best Travel Destinations This Summer in the U.S.

Summer is meant for vacations, whether your ideal trip involves a big city, nature, national parks, small-town getaway, or relaxing on a beach. Deciding the best summer vacation can include several factors including affordability, weather, and interests. Here is a list of the best travel destinations in the U.S. for you and your family this summer in 2024. Miami, […]

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Recap of 2024 People's Choice Awards

The people have spoken! The 2024 People’s Choice Awards have come and gone. The general public voted on awards based on this year’s best movies, music, television, and pop culture. The award show aired on NBC, Peacock, and E! from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Simu Liu hosted the event, known as the Marvel superhero Shang-Chi. […]

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