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#1 2019-01-09 16:11:32

Mike Demiurge
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Kidney failure and chronic kidney disease

What is the difference between kidney failure and chronic kidney disease?  Is dialysis the only treatment?

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#2 2019-02-17 20:16:53

David Wethington
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Re: Kidney failure and chronic kidney disease

Both Chronic Kidney failure and Chronic Kidney Disease is the Gradual loss of Kidney Function.  Dialysis is usually the last step in treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease, a doctor may try and treat the condition with medication and diet before Dialysis is started.  If you are on Medicare there are Chronic Illness Medicare Advantage Plans available that help with the drug and treatment cost of this condition.

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#3 2019-03-07 00:33:54

Nancy Spivey
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Re: Kidney failure and chronic kidney disease

Kidney Failure is due to the kidneys inability to remove waste and balance fluids.
Chronic kidney disease is the longstanding disease of the kidneys leading to renal failure
Medications can  help manage the symptoms in early treatment plans; however, in the later stages of the disease dialysis or a transplant may likely be needed.

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