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How to Lower High Phosphorus for Dialysis Patients

How to Lower High Phosphorus for Dialysis PatientsFor patients on dialysis, they may find their phosphorus level isn't in the normal range. This is because their renal diet plan and kidney dialysis treatment fail to regulate their phosphorus level in the blood. If dialysis patients are diagnosed with high phosphorus level, how can they lower it?

The normal phosphorus level in the blood

Along with sodium and potassium, phosphorus is also one essential mineral for the body. Normally, the adults need to take in about 1.2g of phosphorus from their diet, and 80% of phosphorus exists in the bone by the form of calcium phosphate. Because kidneys can eliminate extra phosphorus from the body timely, phosphorus level in the blood ranges from 3.0 to 5.0 mg/dl for health adults.

High phosphorus level and dialysis

Dialysis usually isn't recommended unless patients' kidney disease has progressed into end stage. In advanced kidney disease, extra phosphorus will build up in the blood, resulting in high phosphorus level. Dialysis is one treatment that can replace impaired kidneys to remove small molecular substances, but it fails to remove extra phosphorus and potassium timely and effectively. Then, dialysis patients are at a high risk of high phosphorus level in the blood.

How to reduce elevated phosphorus level effectively?

To lower high phosphorus level, kidney patients should control their phosphorus intake tightly through following a low-phosphorus diet plan and avoiding high-phosphorus foods.

In addition to a correct diet plan, patients may also need to take some phosphorus binders that can prevent the body from absorbing the phosphorus from foods patients eat.

If patients still have urine and certain kidney function, they can try some therapies that can improve their kidney function and prompt their overall health condition. If you are interested about these therapies, just consult the doctor online.

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