- Kidney Disease
- Organ Donation & Transplantation
Is kidney failure and kidney disease the same thing?
Post date: June 13, 2013
Kidney disease is a process that damages the kidney and results in a lowering of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). As the GFR declines, this may lead to kidney failure over time. As kidney failure progresses, dialysis or transplantation may be needed.
I had a UTI infection in April. I did not get better. I was ill had burning through out my body. Then treated for a kidney infection. They are calling my burning chronic pain? I am still being treated for kidney infection and then bladder 6 treatments since May? I have lost 22 pounds since May, still have burning. Strange bowel movements, swelling in groin, inner thigh and buttock?
Are there any solutions for continued calf, ankle and foot swelling? My numbers are back to normal and I try to monitor salt intake, but it's been a year and they look awful. I also have very strong muscle cramps, sometimes in the groin area and some times the calf. I take magnesium and Co Q10 every day. I came off Prednisone 2 months ago and still get very achy joints and stiff muscles. Takes a few moments to get started after sitting for awhwile. My heart is good and I'm anxious to get back to working out without additional cramping! Have lost 11 lbs with 40 more to go.