High phosphorus can lead to bone disease over time. It is important to keep the phosphorus in your blood at a healthy level to avoid bone disease.

Your doctor can check the level of phosphorus in your blood using a blood test. They may also check the levels of other minerals and hormones in your body which affect the level of phosphorus in your blood.

Some of the tests include:

Test Name What does the test check for? What are the treatments? What does the treatment do?
Phosphorus blood test Checks the level of phosphorus in the blood. A high level could mean high phosphorus or hyperphosphatemia.

The recommended phosphorus range for people on dialysis is 3.0 to 5.5 mg/dL.
Phosphate binders
Eating low-phosphorus diet
Phosphate binders help lower the amount of phosphorus in your blood by taking some of the phosphorus you eat and removing it from the body.
Eating foods low in phosphorus can help lower the phosphorus in your body.
Phosphorus blood test Checks the level of phosphorus in the blood. A high level could mean high phosphorus or hyperphosphatemia.

The recommended phosphorus range for people on dialysis is 3.0 to 5.5 mg/dL.
Eating low-phosphorus diet Eating foods low in phosphorus can help lower the phosphorus in your body.
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) blood testChecks the level of PTH in the blood. High PTH can be a sign of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) which can cause calcium to be pulled from your bones. SHPT can be a complication of kidney disease. Medicines including phosphate binders, vitamin D, or calcimimetics,

Eating a low-phosphorus diet.

Sometimes surgery is needed to remove diseased parathyroid hormone from neck.
Medicines, diet, and/or surgery can protect your bones by lowering your PTH hormone level and balancing the level of minerals like phosphorus and calcium in your blood.
Calcium blood testChecks for high levels of calcium in the blood. High levels of calcium in the blood can mean calcium is being pulled out from your bones. Medicines including phosphate binders, vitamin D, or calcimimetics

Eating a low-phosphorus diet
Medicines and/or diet can help protect your bones by balancing the level of minerals like phosphorus and calcium in your blood.
Vitamin D blood testChecks the level of Vitamin D in the blood. Vitamin D is used in the body to keep bones strong. Healthy kidneys help your body use Vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements Vitamin D supplements can help your bones stay strong when your body is not using Vitamin D the right way.