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Does Stage 4 Kidney Disease Hurt Your Bones

Does Stage 4 Kidney Disease Hurt Your BonesOne of the functions of our kidneys is to help make the bones strong and healthy by maintaining the proper levels of substances including calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D. In Stage 4 Kidney Disease, the kidneys are severely damaged and fail to work normally, leading to abnormal levels of these substances and to renal bone disease.

How do you know if Stage 4 Kidney Disease hurt your bones?

Kidney patients may not experience symptoms as all. The only way to confirm the health of bones is to do tests such as:

• Blood test to check for calcium, phosphorus, PTH, vitamin D

• Bone density scan or x-ray

• Bone biopsy (rare)

As bone disease will put people with Stage 4 Kidney Disease at risk for bone and joint pain, broken bones, infections, skin problems or even heart attacks, it is very important to prevent or treat this condition.

Simple steps that help to prevent bone disease include having correct diet, taking a phosphate binder with meals, etc. You can chat with our online for personlized advice!

If Stage 4 Kidney Disease hurts your bones, you can take early treatments as below to help keep your bones healthy.

* Limit or avoid high-phosphorus foods such as milk, cheese, red meat, fish, nuts and peanut butter, whole grain bread, cocoa, beer, etc.

* Do regular exercises. Avoid tobacco.

* The the prescribed medicines as the doctor's instruction. Take a phosphate binder.

* Take vitamin D to help calcium absorption.

If you have Stage 4 Kidney Disease and bone disease, you can help control the disease and work to keep your bones healthy and strong by following the above suggestions. If you need more information about CKD management, please leave a message in the below. Take care!

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