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February 10, 2014

Kidney Diet Double Ps -Potassium and Phosphorus

SONY DSCPeople on dialysis have heard more than once to watch their phosphorus and potassium consumption on the kidney diet. When it comes to Potassium, Phosphorus and the Dialysis Diet, this may be the biggest challenge for many dialysis patients. First, remembering the difference between the two Ps. Read more…

November 19, 2013

Why are phosphorus binders important?

iStock_000011386435XSmall-pillsPhosphorus is a mineral necessary to maintain good health; however, people with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis are not able to eliminate excess phosphorus efficiently. High phosphorus levels can lead to heart disease, brittle bones, itchy skin and other complications so a low phosphorus diet as well as phosphorus binders are prescribed to help block some of the phosphorus consumed in foods. Read more…

December 22, 2008

Holiday eating for kidney patients on a low phosphorus diet

Deck the halls with boughs of holly…plus foods low in phosphorus, will power and phosphorus binders! During the holidays, following a low phosphorus diet is more of a challenge for chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients because there are so many high phosphorus temptations. Elevated phosphorus levels cause itching, sores, red eyes, calcifications and contribute to bone and heart problems.

Here are some holiday survival tips to Read more…

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