Emphasize Adherence With Phosphate Binders in Chronic Kidney Disease
We're getting questions about how to manage hyperphosphatemia in patients with severe chronic kidney disease.
High phosphorus levels cause hypocalcemia...which triggers parathyroid hormone release. This can lead to fractures, vascular calcification, etc...and is linked to increased mortality.
Reinforce avoiding foods high in phosphate...especially processed or ready-to-eat foods, dark colas, and fast food.