High phosphorous level in the kidney disease patients is a serious problems, because it can cause bone problems, skin itching, and heart issues or even Acute Kidney Failure. How to lower high phosphorous level in kidney disease patients? Treatment should vary according to the real causes.
Cause high phosphorous level in kidney disease patients
Healthy kidneys can maintain the electrolyte balance. When they are damaged, they lose the function, thus leading to abnormal level of potassium and phosphorous.
Symptoms from too much phosphorus (hyperphosphatemia)
1. Increasing levels of PTH (parathyroid), which over time can weaken bones and make them more likely to break.
2. Low blood calcium, which causes calcium to be taken from the bones.
3. Calcification or hardening of tissues and blood vessels, including the heart, arteries, joints, skin and lungs that can be painful and lead to serious health problems
4. Bone pain
5. Skin itching
Treatment to control high phosphorous
1. Decreasing phosphorus in your diet
Keep yourself away from dairy products, seeds, cheese, fresh or frozen meat, fish, poultry, and some breads ans grains.
2. Taking medicine called phosphorus binder that absorbs phosphorus in the gastrointestinal tract before it gets absorbed into your blood
3. Taking the active form of vitamin D with calcitriol, which helps balance calcium and phosphorus levels.
4. Taking calcimimetic medicine to keep bones healthy and to potentially lower phosphorus
5. Dialysis treatments that cleanse the blood of excess waste.
6. Improve kidney function to filter more excessive phosphorous. This is the most important but a little difficult to achieve.
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Phosphorus is a crucial mineral that helps your body function at its best. But too much of a good thing can be harmful. Moderation is the key to physical and mental wellness. Being proactive and learning about kidney disease is the best way to maintain good health. Please remember that we are always on your side.