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.