As kidney disease gets worse, so do many other problems. When your kidneys fail and you need dialysis or a transplant, you will need to be very careful in how you manage your phosphorus. The good news is, there are many ways to manage your phosphorus through medicine and diet.

Talk to your healthcare team about how to best manage your phosphorus so that you prevent bone disease. How you manage your phosphorus will depend on several things, including:

  • Your usual diet
  • The kind of dialysis you are doing
  • The medicines you are taking
  • How your lab numbers are doing

If you are on dialysis, it is very important that you do not skip dialysis treatments! Your doctor may also suggest changing the number and length of dialysis sessions to get rid of extra phosphorus.