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End Stage Renal Disease and Phosphorus

2013-05-10 14:23

Is there a link between End Stage Renal Disease and phosphorus level in blood? Here we will give a detailed explanation about phosphorus changes in blood when End Stage Renal Disease is diagnosed.

How is End Stage Renal Disease linked with phosphorus?

End Stage Renal Disease is a medical term used to describe an illness condition in which kidneys fail to work properly. Occurrence of End Stage Renal Disease is always accompanied by high phosphorus level, because kidneys are in charge of expelling excess phosphorus out of the blood. Therefore, when kidney function is impaired, excess phosphorus build up in blood, which can lead to hyperphosphatemia in serious cases.

What is the harm of high phosphorus level for End Stage Renal Disease patients?

Normal phosphorus levels range from 2.4 to 4.1mg per dL. When phosphorus level is higher than the normal range because of End Stage Renal Disease, patients will be at high risk for skin itching, red eyes, joint pain, and osteoporosis and so on.

High levels of phosphorus affect our body from absorbing enough calcium, so for End Stage Renal Disease patients, elevated phosphorus always indicate low calcium level. Also, if this condition lasts for a long time, bone fractures easily.

How to lower phosphorus level in blood with End Stage Renal Disease?

To control phosphorus level in normal range effectively, the following measures are needed:

Firstly, get all the symptoms like high blood pressure, proteinuria and anemia under control, which will help to protect residual kidney function and avoid further increase of phosphorus level.

Secondly, make diet changes. Usually, low-salt diet and low-protein diet is necessary. Even though protein intake should be limited, but please remember about 60% of the protein should be high quality protein which can be found in foods like fish, milk, lean meat and egg white.

Thirdly, avoid foods high in phosphorus like apples, bananas, cantaloupe, figs, apricots, kiwi, honeydew, oranges, tomatoes, watermelon, prunes, peaches, lettuce, spinach, bell peppers and squash and so on.

Fourthly, try to improve kidney function with effective medical treatment like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. End Stage Renal Disease can not be cured, but it does not mean kidney function can not be improved. In some cases of End Stage Renal Disease, kidney function can be improved by repairing injured kidney intrinsic cells.

In End Stage Renal Disease, phosphorus level in blood increase due to decreased kidney function. Therefore, when treating kidney disease is the key point to control phosphorus level.

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