Doctors told about the dangers of excess phosphorus in the body

The body needs phosphorus to build and rebuild strong bones. This element is also important for nerves and other systems of the body, says Zee News. This mineral element is the second most common after calcium. Kidneys help remove excess phosphorus. However, if kidney disease occurs it is not efficient enough. And then phosphorus can harm.

Sometimes there is a development of hyperphosphatemia. Among the symptoms of hyperphosphatemia - muscle cramps, numbness, tingling, pain in bones and joints, skin rashes. It is also possible fatigue, dyspnea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, sleep disorders. Diagnose hyperphosphatemia helps blood test. Checking if the concentration of phosphate, calcium, magnesium, urea in the blood and parathyroid hormone.

phosphate level is reduced by drugs, absorbing this element. These include aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, calcium acetate, magnesium hydroxide, sevelamer. Perhaps the use of diuretics. Also shown is a diet with reduced phosphorus content. This means a reduction in the consumption of soda, chocolate, processed meat products.