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Phosphorus and FSGS Diet

Phosphorus is a necessary mineral to build your healthy bones and keep other parts of your body healthy. However, for people with FSGS, their kidneys cannot remove the excessive phosphorus. Hence, a proper diet phosphorus diet is important to keep your damaged kidneys better.

In FSGS patients, their phosphorus level tends to be higher than the normal range (3.5 to 5.5 mg/dL), due to the kidney function decline. Extra phosphorus may cause your bones weak, dangerous calcium deposits in blood vessels, lungs, eyes, and heart. Thereby, keeping an normal phosphorus level is very important to overall health for FSGS patients.

Both medical treatment and diet management help control the phosphorus level. For medical treatment, dialysis helps to reduce the high phosphorus level discontinuously. Speaking of diet management, here are the foods that high in phosphorus for FSGS patient to avoid.

What is the food that is high in phosphorus?

- Dairy products: yogurt, pudding, cottage cheese, ice cream, cream soups, cheese, milk and custard.

- Vegetables: black beans, split peas, garbanzo beans, northern beans, lentils, soy beans, baked beans, pork’n beans, chick peas, limas, kidney beans.

- Beverages: dark colas, ale, canned ice teas, cocoa, drinks made with milk, beer, chocolate drinks.

- Protein: sardines, carp, organ meats, oysters, crayfish, fish roe, beef liver and chicken liver.

- Others: wheat germ, bran cereals, whole grain products, nuts, brewer’s yeast, caramels, seeds.

What is the food that is low in phosphorus?

- Vegetables: Radish, Lettuce, Cabbage,Cauliflower, Summer Squash, Carrots,Eggplant, Cucumber, Onion, Green Beans, Bell Pepper

- Protein: fresh meat, poultry, fish

- Fruits: Apples, Grapes, Peaches, Canned Pears, Fruit Cocktail, Berries, Plums, Pineapple

- Drinks: Cranberry Juice, Cranberry Juice, Hot Apple Cider, Cream Soda, Homemade Lemonade, Homemade Lemonade

Even the foods low in phosphorus are suggested, but the portion should be moderate and you’d better have a talk with your renal dietitian firstly. Or you can leave a message below, our experts are glad to help you find the best phosphorus food list for your FSGS.

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