How to Lower High Potassium and High Phosphorus Levels for ESRD Patients2013-12-28 13:39
How to lower high potassium and high phosphorus levels for ESRD patients? For end stage renal failure patients, both high potassium and high phosphorus levels are common for them. In this passage, we will refer to the cause, bad effects and treatment for high potassium and high phosphorus levels for ESRD patients.
What can cause high potassium and high phosphorus levels for ESRD patients?
As we know, kidneys have the function of filtering wastes and toxins in blood, and it can keep the balance of electrolyte, which will regulate the balance in whole body. For ESRD patients, their kidneys are severely damaged and the kidneys fail to work well. Then some elements in body such as potassium and phosphorus cant be excreted out, which will cause high potassium level and high phosphorus level.
What are the bad effects of high potassium and high phosphorus levels?
Both high potassium level and high phosphorus level are harmful for ESRD patients. High potassium level can cause heart problem which is harmful for patients, or even cause death. High phosphorus level will restrain the absorption of calcium, which will cause serious bone problems. These bad effects will make further damage of ESRD patients, and increase the progression of kidney failure, so they need to have prompt and effective treatment to lower high potassium and high phosphorus levels.
How to lower high potassium and high phosphorus levels for ESRD patients?
1. Patients should avoid high potassium and high phosphorus foods.
Common high phosphorus foods: nut fruits (walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seed, cashew, pine nut), beans (soy beans, red beans, mung beans, brown rice), dairy products (milk, cheese, flavored milk) and some other foods like chocolate, tea and yolk.
Common high potassium foods: banana, oranges, beans, mango, spinach, tomato, nuts, watermelon and so on. Patients should avoid these foods in their daily diet, which will help cut off the source of potassium and phosphorus.
2. Treatment to lower high potassium and high phosphorus level
Only avoid the potassium and phosphorus level cant lower the high levels in patients, they should also have treatments to improve their kidney function. As the main cause of high potassium and phosphorus level is because of the kidney damage. Here we recommend blood purification therapy to remedy the kidney disease, which can help remove the excess potassium and phosphorus out. Besides, they can also take some Chinese medicines which can help repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve the kidney function, which can lower the potassium and phosphorus level fundamentally.
As high potassium and high phosphorus levels are harmful for ESRD patients, they should have effective treatments as early as possible, which can prolong their life expectancy.
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