Chronic kidney disease and bone health

Kidney cartoon

 

The damage to the kidneys at late stage:

  • limit the production of activated vitamin D
  • prevents the kidneys from removing excessive phosphate from the blood

This causes a hormonal imbalance which interferes with the production of healthy bone.

People with chronic kidney disease usually have low levels of activated vitamin D. This is because healthy kidneys activate the vitamin D produced in your skin from sunlight and from food. Your kidney doctor may prescribe you the active form of vitamin D, which is different from that which can be bought from health shops and pharmacies.

Phosphate comes from the diet, mainly from dairy produce, red meat, eggs and fish products. You may be advised by renal dietition on how to limit the amount of foods you eat that contain phosphate, without reducing your healthy intake of other nutrients.

If reducing the amount of phosphate in your diet does not lower your blood phosphate level enough, you may be prescribed medicines called phosphate binders. These bind to the phosphate contained in the food, inside your stomach, and stop it from being absorbed into your blood stream.

Advertisements

About azaleaazelia

A nice person... :)
This entry was posted in Tak Berkategori. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Chronic kidney disease and bone health

  1. Carolyn Page says:

    Very interesting; Thank You… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s