High phosphorus may not cause harm to the body immediately but can lead to severe long-term health problems.
When you have too much phosphorus in the blood, your body will pull calcium from your bones, causing joint pain, and weak, brittle bones. This condition is referred to as bone disease.
High phosphorus also causes:
- Calcifications – deposits of calcium and phosphorus in your veins and organs leading to bonelike crystals
- High blood pressure due to narrowed blood vessels from the calcium and phosphorus crystals
- Calciphylaxis – severe calcifications that cause painful sores on the skin that can lead to serious infections
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