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Why Kidney Disease Patient should Avoid to Take too much of Phosphorus

2015-03-06 16:50

Why Kidney Disease Patient should Avoid to Take too much of PhosphorusWhat is phosphorus and why kidney disease patient should avoid to take too much of them ? Those two questions may be concerned by many kidney disease patient, because most of the kidney disease patient will be recommended not to take too much of it. The following i will give you more information about it, hoping it can help you.

What is phosphorus?

Phosphorus is a mineral that has many functions in your body. Most importantly, it helps build and maintain bones.

Why kidney disease patient should avoid to take too much of them ?

When your kidneys are not functioning properly, they lose the ability to get rid of excess phosphorus from your diet. High phosphorus levels can cause severe itching. Elevated levels of phosphorus in the blood also cause your blood calcium level to drop.

The body tries to maintain adequate calcium in the blood by pulling calcium from the bones. Over time, if left untreated, bones deteriorate and joints may become enlarged or painful.

How do you avoid getting too much phosphorus?

Take your phosphate binders if prescribed. A few examples are: Renagel, Tums, and PhosLo. Binders will help your body from absorbing some of the phosphorus in foods

Take the amount of binders that are instructed by your health care team.

Take binders: No more than five minutes before meals and snacks OR during meal time ORno more than 15 minutes after meals and snacks. Otherwise, binders don't work.

Also, watch the portion size of low phosphorus foods. Too many servings of a low phosphorus food can add up.

I recommend you to make a diet plan according to your own disease condition, which will help you to live better with this disease. If you need any help in making diet plan or treating kidney disease, you can leave message to us, we will try our best to help you.

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