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Phosphorus and Dialysis

According to the Mayo Clinic, Calcium and phosphorus, which are minerals, help build strong bones. Healthy kidneys help regulate the level of phosphorus in your blood by removing extra phosphorus. If your kidneys aren’t working properly, eventually you may have high phosphorus levels in your blood (hyperphosphatemia). A high phosphorus level increases your risk of bone disease and heart disease.

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Low phosphorus foods

Kidney Stones

Changing your diet to reduce high purine foods may help relieve an acute attack of gout or prevent the formation of kidney stones. Purines are substances that are found in some foods. Your body turns purines into uric acid. High levels of uric acid can cause gout, which is a form of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation in joints.

Kidney stones are caused by a buildup of minerals in the urine. Calcium, oxalate (OX- uh-layt), and uric acid may lead to kidney stones in some people. A low-oxalate diet is for people who have calcium oxalate kidney stones. Cutting back on high-oxalate foods and salt (sodium) and drinking plenty of water may help prevent kidney stones from forming.

Purine-Restricted Diet

Low Oxalate Diet