If you have kidney disease, it is important to manage your phosphorus levels. This can help prevent bone disease.
Steps you can take to manage your phosphorus levels include:
- Take a phosphate binder
- This is a pill you take with meals
- Keeps your body from absorbing the phosphorus from foods and drinks
- Help keep phosphorus from building up in your blood.
- Limit how much phosphorus you eat and drink each day.
- Ask your doctor or dietitian how much phosphorus you should have daily.
- Download our phosphorus food guide for information on amounts of phosphorus in common foods.
- Take a calcitriol supplement.
- A supplement that helps your body use the calcium and phosphorus it needs.
- Exercise and increase your daily activity. The more you do this, the more phosphorus your body gets rid of!
- Do not smoke or use tobacco.
- Take your all medicines exactly as your doctor prescribes.