Bone disease, or damage to the bones, can be caused by having a high level of phosphorus in the blood over time. To prevent bone damage, your doctor may recommend a combination of medicines, diet changes, and exercise.

To know for certain whether your bones have been damaged, you may have to have more than blood tests. Other tests for bone health might include:

Test Name What does the test involve?
Bone density scanUses X-rays to see how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment bone.
X-rayCreates a picture of a bone and is used to view and assess the bone for signs of damage.
Bone biopsy A piece of tissue is removed from the bone and checked under a microscope for signs of bone damage.
Physical examYour body is checked carefully to find visible changes in bone structure.